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    Euphorbia rigida  
Gopher plant    
Euphorbiaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Gopher plant
Euphorbia rigida
Form: mounding perennial shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 2ft, spread 3ft
Leaves: narrow pointed leaves, 1 1/2in long, gray- or blue-green
Flowers: rounded flower clusters in late winter and spring; yellow at first aging to green or tan
Fruit: seed
Stems/Trunks: stems die back after flowering
Range/Origin: South Africa, Mediterranean
Hardiness: 20°F


Research by Master Gardener Jodie Bagley


no thorns but sap can be toxic

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