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(Euphorbia antisyphilitica)

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A shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwest United States having clusters of thin, upright, bluish-green, pencil-like stems that grow in clumps to about three feet.  It is also known as “little candle” because the stems are covered with a waxy substance.

Plant Information

Plant Type

Cactus, Euphorbia


Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, Texas

Size (H x W)

3' x 2'


Full Sun


Low, More During Summer

Flower Color

Pinkish White

Flower Season

Early Summer, Spring