|flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata)||
flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata; SPURGE FAMILY [Euphorbiaceae]) Erect perennial with milky juice and large plant-to-plant variation in height. A single whorl of leaves separates the branched upper stem from the unbranched, alternate-leafed lower stem. Structure of the small (¼") flowers is complex, but small white bracts produce the appearance of a simple, 4-5 petaled flower. Fruits are three-lobed and stalked. Old fields and dry woods. Flowers throughout summer and early fall. 
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