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Common name

English: Mediterranean Spurge

German: Palisaden-Wolfsmilch

Portuguese: Maleiteira-maior

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Malpighiales (111)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77)(family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (27)

            Epithet: characias L. (1)

characias => from 'Xaraxias' as Dioscorides called E. characias in the first century CE

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Euphorbia characias at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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