Exposure: Full- Partial Sun Soil: Dry- Medium Height: 3 feet Blooms: July-August
Description: Flowering Spurge has a whorled stem which produces branches that contain numerous flowers. This a plant that will grow in nearly any soil. It strives where there isn’t competition in any loam, clay, sandy, or rocky material. When this plant is an area that is drained well, disease is not a problem to worry about. Flowering Spurge is sometimes called native Baby's Breath because of its resemblance to that horticultural variety. For about six weeks in mid- to late summer, plants are bowed by numerous blossoms, which have yellow centers ringed by five white petals with a touch of green near the center. It attracts many insects with its pollen and nectar. One particularly important one is the Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa samulelis), an endangered butterfly. Mammalian species will not consume the plant because of the toxic white latex in the leaves.