This diverse order includes plants as varied as violets and willows, passionfruit and mangrove, poinsettia and flax. Euphorbia is a toxic member of the order. Euphorbia maculata, Euphorbia esula and Euphorbia heterophylla are euphorbia species that can be very harmful. This feature is a defence against herbivory.
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