Euphorbia bicolor
(Snow on the Prairie)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Snow on the Prairie, Goatweed, Ghost Weed, Gulf Coast Milkweed
    Synonyms: Dichrophyllum bicolor, Lepadena bicolor
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - October
    Status: Native

Euphorbia bicolor, or Snow on the Prairie, is native to the south-central US, found only in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, where it grows in dry prairies and fields, along roadsides and on woodland edges.

There are many, many species of Euphorbia in the US, most of them native. However, the closest to this species is Euphorbia marginata, which looks very similar and has an overlapping distribution in part. The two can be distinguished by their leaves - Euphorbia bicolor has narrower, longer leaves, while Euphorbia marginata has shorter, more oval-shaped leaves.

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