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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Euphorbia L.
Spurge
Euphorbiaceae

800-1,800 species, depending on classification, of cosmopolitan distribution, of which 180 in the FSU. Some species are of interest as ornamental and drought-resistant plants.

E. monostyla Prokh.

Central Asia (mountains of Turkmenia) and Iran. Dry rocky slopes, gravelly and clay soils.

Taproot deep and thickened. Plant 20-50 cm. Stems numerous, leafless at the base and densely leafy in the upper part. Leaves clustered at the branch tips, rhombic, obovate-lanceolate, tough, about 4 cm x 1.5 cm, evergreen. Inflorescences 10-16, with light green and reddish bracts. V - throughout the year. Fl - March in the wild. Fr - April. P - by seed and cuttings. The evergreen foliage may be damaged in cold winters. Drought-resistant. Can grow without watering for a long period. Requires a sunny position. Z 6. New.

E. uralensis Fisch. et Link. is also of decorative value

Southeastern Russia, West Siberia.

Stem up to 1 m. Fl - May to September. Drought and cold resistant. Z 5. New.

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