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Snow Bush

In a vacant unkempt plot in Secunderabad, this shrub was indeed a sight for sore eyes. I wish I could have got closer for a better picture.

Common name – Snow Bush, Pascuita, Snows of Kilimanjaro, White Small Leaf Poincettia, Snow Flake, White-laced euphorbia.

Snow Bush is a spreading shrub . In winter it produces a mass of creamy white bracts which make the flower-heads appear like white poinsettia.  Actual flowers are small, greenish yellow, fragrant and attract butterflies. 

 Flowering: November-December

Botanical name: Euphorbia leucocephala    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)

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