Latin Name : Euphorbia marginata
Euphorbia bicolor -Snow-on-the-prairie
Longevity : Annual
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – poor(Toxic)
Stiff, upright, widely branching, hairy annual. A most attracttive plant, that is widely cultivated and is occasionally gathered and used in floral arrangements. Flowers August to October. Adapted to calcareous soils of prairies, roadsides, and waste places. When wounded this plant exudes a milky fluid that is poisonous, it will cause inflammation of the skin similar to that seen with poison-ivy or oak. Livestock are poisoned by an acrid principle that severely irritates the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. This plant rarely causes death. "Snow-on-the-mountain" is generally found from central to west Texas and "Snow-on-the-prairie" is found in the eastern to southern portion of Texas.