Snow on the Mountain

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Snow on the Mountain
Common Name: Snow on the Mountain
Botanical Name: Euphorbia marginata (you-FOR-bee-a mar-jin-AY-ta)
Decorative Life: From 7-11 days, the former in water and the latter in flower food solution.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Milky sap can clog stems. Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
  • The use of flower food can increase vaselife by about 70% (4 days) over ones held in plain water.
Harvest Instructions: Rather susceptible to the root attacking fungal organism, Phytophthora.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) family.
  • Native to Madagascar.
  • Related species include poinsettia, crown-of-thorns, rubber tree.
  • Leaves are oval, bright green with white margins, upper leaves sometimes all white.
  • Stems leafy, 12-24 inches long.
  • Plant is an annual, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
  • Flowers are not fragrant.
Availability: Late summer to mid winter.
Flower Color: Foliage green with white margins.
  • Named after Euphorbus, the physician to the king of Mauritania, Juba.
  • Grows on the plains from MN to CO and TX.
  • In addition to the many ornamental species in this family, others yield rubber, edible fruits and roots and have valuable medicinal properties.
  • Many Euphorbia species have been shown to cause dermatitis related problems with some individuals but the precise potential reactions (if any) from this species have not been located to date in the literature.