OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 50 taxa in the family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spurge-nettle, Tread-softly, Bull-nettle, Finger-rot

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cnidoscolus stimulosus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cnidoscolus stimulosus 107-01-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry sandy woodlands, other dry sandy soils

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Doveweed, Tooth-leaved Croton, Sand Croton

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis 107-02-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Non-native? its pre-Columbian range obscure because of its weedy nature

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silverleaf Croton, Gulf Croton, Beach-tea

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Croton punctatus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Croton punctatus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Croton punctatus 107-02-002   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Beach dunes, coastal grasslands, usually with Uniola paniculata and/or Spartina patens

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prairie-tea Croton, One-seed Croton

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Croton monanthogynus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Croton monanthogynus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Croton monanthogynus 107-02-004   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone outcrops, blackland prairies, disturbed dry soil

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Woolly Croton, Hogwort, Capitate Croton

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Croton capitatus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Croton capitatus var. capitatus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Croton capitatus 107-02-005?   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Glades, prairies, woodlands, fields, disturbed areas

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia, original native distribution unclear

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Alabama Croton

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic limestone and dolostone glades, woodlands, and wooded ravines

Native: west of Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Silver Croton, Sandhill Croton, Healing Croton

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Croton argyranthemus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Croton argyranthemus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sands

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Elliott's Croton, Pondshore Croton

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Croton elliottii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Croton elliottii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Shores and exposed drawdown zones of clay-based Carolina bays and limesink ponds (dolines)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Croton michauxii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Croton michauxii var. michauxii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotonopsis linearis 107-03-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, disturbed sandy soils

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Outcrop Rushfoil, Willdenow's Croton, Glade Rushfoil, Broadleaf Rushfoil

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Croton willdenowii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Croton michauxii var. elliptica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotonopsis elliptica 107-03-002   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Granitic flatrocks, diabase barrens, calcareous barrens, thin soils around other rock outcrops, open woodlands, disturbed sandy soil

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Threeseed Mercury, Virginia Copperleaf, Shortstalk Copperleaf

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Acalypha virginica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acalypha virginica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acalypha virginica 107-04-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands and disturbed ground

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Slender Threeseed Mercury, Slender Copperleaf, Shortstalk Copperleaf

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Acalypha gracilens   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acalypha gracilens   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acalypha gracilens 107-04-002   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands, disturbed ground

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Threeseed Mercury, Rhombic Copperleaf

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Acalypha rhomboidea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acalypha rhomboidea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acalypha rhomboidea 107-04-003   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands, disturbed ground

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pineland Threeseed Mercury, Hophornbeam Copperleaf, Roughpod Copperleaf

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Acalypha ostryifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acalypha ostryifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acalypha ostryaefolia 107-04-004   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Dry, sandy soil of woodlands, disturbed ground, ditches

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Cuban Copperleaf

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Acalypha setosa   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acalypha setosa   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acalypha setosa 107-04-005   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed ground

Non-native: West Indies, Mexico, Central America, northern South America

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Castor-bean, Castor-oil Plant, Palma Christi

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ricinus communis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ricinus communis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ricinus communis 107-05-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Waste places, gardens

Rare

Non-native: northeast Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wavyleaf Noseburn, Southeastern Noseburn

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tragia urens   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tragia urens   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tragia urens 107-06-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy woodlands, pine rocklands, other dry woodlands

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nettleleaf Noseburn, Tragia

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tragia urticifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tragia urticifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tragia urticifolia 107-06-002   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands and rock outcrops, particularly over mafic or calcareous rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Queen's-delight

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Stillingia sylvatica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stillingia sylvatica ssp. sylvatica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stillingia sylvatica 107-07-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dryish Coastal Plain woodlands, other dry woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Corkwood, Water Toothleaf

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stillingia aquatica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stillingia aquatica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stillingia aquatica 107-07-002   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Ponds in pine flatwoods, ponded interdune swales, marl prairies

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow-tree

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Triadica sebifera   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triadica sebifera   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sapium sebiferum 107-08-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Marsh edges, swamps, riverbanks, shell deposits, upland forests, disturbed areas. Triadica sebifera has become a serious invasive weed from se. NC south and west to se. TX (Vogt et al. 2021). Reported for King and Queen County, VA (DeBerry & Hunter 2018), and McCurtain County, OK (Buthod, Hoagland, & Arbour 2019) showing its continued spread

Non-native: east Asia

 


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Common Name: Sebastian-bush

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ditrysinia fruticosa   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ditrysinia fruticosa   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sebastiania ligustrina 107-09-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, other wet to moist, mostly shaded, habitats

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Leaf-flower

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Phyllanthus caroliniensis   FAMILY: Phyllanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phyllanthus caroliniensis 107-10-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, moist woodlands, forests, and fields, often in seasonally wet, muddy places

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mascarene Island Leaf-flower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Moeroris tenella   FAMILY: Phyllanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus tenellus   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) (MISIDENTIFIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phyllanthus amarus 107-10-002   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, especially in and around greenhouses

Uncommon (rare north of SC Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont)

Non-native: Mascarene Islands

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chamber Bitter, Gripeweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Emblica urinaria   FAMILY: Phyllanthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus urinaria   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, roadsides, and other disturbed ground, apparently preferring nitrogen-rich or fertilized soils

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Non-native: tropical southeast Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia dentata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia dentata var. dentata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia dentata 107-11-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, disturbed areas, hedgerows, thickets, railroad cinders

Uncommon in NC Mountains & GA-SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wild Poinsettia, Painted Leaf, Fire-on-the-mountain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia cyathophora   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia cyathophora   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia heterophylla var. graminifolia 107-11-002   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, dunes, streambanks, disturbed habitats

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC Coastal Plain (where presumed to be native); mostly rare northwards (where presumed to be introduced)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original range obscure

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fiddler's Spurge, Mexican Fireplant, Catalina, Jacob's-ladder

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia heterophylla   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia heterophylla   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to Georgia (introduced northwards)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia commutata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia commutata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia commutatus 107-11-005   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Rich forests and rock outcrops, over calcareous or mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cypress Spurge, Graveyard Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia cyparissias   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia cyparissias   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia cyparissias 107-11-006   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Roadbanks, graveyards, waste places

Common (rare or waifs in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Glade Spurge, Darlington Spurge, Purple Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia purpurea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia purpurea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia purpurea 107-11-007   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Rich moist forests in bottomlands or on slopes, in rich soil around rock outcrops, in swamps or seeps, especially over calcareous rocks (such as dolomite) or mafic rocks (such as amphibolite)

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Caper Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Mole Plant

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia lathyris 107-11-008   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac, American Ipecac

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia ipecacuanhae   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia ipecacuanhae   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia ipecacuanhae 107-11-010   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry, barren sands

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: White Sandhills Spurge, Curtis's Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia curtisii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia curtisii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia curtisii 107-11-011   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry open areas, such as hardpan woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Maroon Sandhills Spurge, Coastal Sand Spurge, Purple Sandhill-spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia exserta   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia exserta   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia gracilior 107-11-012   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Flowering Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia corollata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia corollata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia corollata var. corollata 107-11-013a   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands and forests

Common in Mountains, NC Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Summer Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia discoidalis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia discoidalis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills

Common in GA Coastal Plain

Native to Georgia & possibly South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Flowering Spurge, Southeastern Flowering Spurge, Southern Flowering Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia pubentissima   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia pubentissima   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia corollata var. zinniiflora 107-11-013b   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands, sandbars, cobblebars, rock outcrops, longleaf pine sandhills

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spotted Spurge, Milk-purslane, Wartweed, Spotted Sandmat

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia maculata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce maculata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia supina 107-11-014   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, fields, disturbed places, crevices in pavement or sidewalks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Seaside Spurge, Dixie Sandmat

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia bombensis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce bombensis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia ammannioides 107-11-016   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Open sands of dunes, dune blowouts and overwashes, often growing with perennial grasses such as Uniola paniculata, but preferring open sands with little competition, sometimes mixed with the more common E. polygonifolia. Johnson (1992) contrasted the habitat of this species with that of the closely similar E. polygonifolia; E. bombensis preferring areas behind the foredune, while E. polygonifolia preferring the pioneer situation on the upper beach and foredune front

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dune Spurge, Northern Seaside Spurge, Northern Sandmat

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia polygonifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce polygonifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia polygonifolia 107-11-017   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Open sands of dunes, upper beach, dune blowouts and overwashes, sometimes growing with perennial grasses such as Uniola paniculata, but preferring open sands with little competition, sometimes mixed with the less common E. bombensis

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eyebane, Upright Spotted Spurge, Nodding Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia nutans   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce nutans   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia maculata 107-11-019   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, gardens, waste places, disturbed ground

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hyssopleaf Sandmat

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia hyssopifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce hyssopifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed ground

Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pillpod Sandmat, Hairy Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia hirta   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce hirta   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia hirta 107-11-020   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed ground, waste areas, in and around greenhouses, perhaps only adventive in the northern part of our area

Rare

Non-native, its pre-Columbian distribution obscure

 


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camera icon Common Name: graceful sandmat

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia hypericifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce hypericifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed upland areas

Rare

Native: Texas? The boundary between native and adventive distribution is uncerta

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cumberland Spurge, Mercury Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia mercurialina   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia mercurialina   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Rich moist to dry forests over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common in GA Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Wolf's-milk, Leafy Spurge

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia virgata   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia esula var. uralensis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Grassleaf Spurge, ‘Diamond Frost’, ‘Frosted Flakes’

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Euphorbia graminea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia graminea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Landscaped areas, other disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Bishopwood, Javawood, Toog, Uriam

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

PLANTS National Database: Bischofia javanica   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Non-native: southern Asia & Australia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tung-oil Tree

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vernicia fordii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vernicia fordii   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Habitat: Planted for the oil and for ornament, now extensively naturalized in moist to dry upland forests, bottomland forests, and disturbed areas

Non-native: China

 


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