Taxon  Report   3550    
Euphorbia crenulata  Engelm.
Chinese caps,  Chinesecaps
Euphorbia crenulata
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Euphorbia crenulata
© 2015 John Doyen
Euphorbia crenulata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Euphorbia crenulata, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Euphorbia crenulata
© 2014 Jim Moore
Genus: Euphorbia
Communities: Closed-cone Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tithymalus crenulatus
More information about  Euphorbia crenulata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).