Euphorbiaceae Gallery - wildflowers of the Spurge family

The Spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, contains more than 6500 species worldwide. The majority of the plant species in this family are found in the tropics, but there are also many spurges and relatives in temperate climes including Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...

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