Early spring Rocky Mountain Succulent

Mid-Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 5b)

Can someone please identify this flower for me. Thank you.

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Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 5b)

I am REALLY glad you posted and asked on this one. This is called Myrtle Spurge, common in the Rockies. It is a noxious weed but also dangerous. It will kill off your other plants and cause blisters if not pulled carefully. A bit like poison oak of the mountains. Here is a link. I hope this helps. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/code_enf/ord/MyrtleSpurge.htm

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 5b)

Here is the Davesgarden files in case you want more information for the New York area.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/781/

Mid-Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 5b)

Thank you so much. I knew I could rely on the folks at Dave's to have the answer.

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 5b)

If you are interested in this type of plant but something safer, check out stonecrops. Those do beautifully and are so each to maintain plus the colors change with the seasons making it feel like you have three different plants in one! Happy Gardening!

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