Flowering spurge

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Many of the backyard flowers are reminding me of giant bouquets. Flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata) is a great filler in the garden as well as in a vase. It’s the white flower growing with orange and purple coneflowers (Rudbeckia fulgida and Echinacea purpurea). Colorful corner

From a distance it adds a nice texture, however I think these dainty blossoms deserve a closer look.

Flowering Spurge and Purple Coneflowers

I only noticed the beautiful drops of dew, after photographing it.

Flowering Spurge with dew

This is another example of how using the camera helps me see things I would otherwise miss. It was also a reminder of how much I appreciate our recent rain, the beauty of dew drops, and the value of getting out early in the day!

9 thoughts on “Flowering spurge”

  1. Thank you Betty. I always enjoy “seeing” what is blooming in your yard!
    Beauty surrounds us, if only we take the time to look.
    ~Donna Campbell

  2. Betty I appreciate your photographic eye(s) in seeing the dew.
    I have found some E. corollata growing, with butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), along an old road where I live. I plan to go back this fall to collect seed from both.

    1. Maryann, I like the idea of flowering spurge growing with butterfly weed and intend to try it next year. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  3. Beautiful Betty! Butterfly weed definitely needs a filler to soften it’s appearance. First I’ve heard of flowering spurge..going to research further. We had out of town guests today and I so enjoyed cutting flowers from my yard to welcome them. Keep posting…..always interesting!

    1. Thanks, Christine. I, too, enjoy being able to cut flowers from the garden to enjoy indoors. I’ve just checked and looks like flowering spurge is native to all of the mid-west and eastern states.

  4. Beautiful indeed Betty! What a delightful display of flowers in your backyard, and yes, the dew covered Euphorbia blossoms just “sparkle”. What is the ‘spiky’ pink flower in the foreground of the second photo? The Rudbeckia is one of my favourites and we grew them in our herbaceous border for many years. All these lovely plants i know, but we have different varieties in the Channel Islands. Looking forward to your next blog.

    1. Thanks, Pauline. The ‘spiky’ pinkish flower in foreground is a Blazing Star (also known as Liatris). I’m glad you asked about it. That could be a good subject for a future blog. They were once quite common in our prairies. Sad to say, most of those prairies are long gone. Again, glad to know you many flowers that our similar to our.

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