A slave to the Goddess Flora shares his garden adventures.
Euphorbia wulfenii has such a presence. (Finally bought one). Many Euphorbias share their happy color in early spring all over the PNW. You can identify a plant as part of this large and diverse group by it's distinct bloom alone. The tiny bug-like centers with a skirt: sweet.
Euphorbia wulfenii does have a tendency to seed around quite a bit if it's happy. Easy enough to get rid of though so not an issue. There are a lot of great euphorbias!
I love how exotic and alien looking Euphorbias are when in bloom!
You're right, these common plants do look exotic and alien when in bloom.
I love those chartreuse bracts. The little dark things do look like eyes. I didn't know euphorbias were four-eyes.
I believe they prefer to be called quadrivisional.
They won't hurt you, honest!
I think I am in love with euphorbias. I like all of them!! and those little eyes are funny :)
They're easy to love and laugh at!
They're a great plant - in bloom they look like little insect faces....!
Here's looking at you, kid.
Fun! Are they very big in real life?
I never grew euphorbia's before I moved 3 years ago...and I'm smitten.
euphorbias are just so interesting.
It's one of my favorites! So wide spread in Europe and reminded me about my own garden during our last trip.
Definitely worth a vignette! Euphorbias are fascinating plants. Blooms, brachts, foliage, and all.
All the little seed capsules do look a lot like bugs. I wonder if they explode like the gopher purge seed capsules? Wulfenii doesn't spread like amygdaloides purpurea and dulcis Chameleon have in my garden, they are all over the place. Fascinating.
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