Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
S., C., and W. Europe, N.W. Asia
euphorbia: After Euphorbus, a Greek physician who served King Juba of Numidia in 12BC. Juba named a cactus to honour Euphorbus and later Linnaeus named the entire genus after the physician.
stricta: From the Latin strictus ‘upright, stiff’