Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 47 taxa in the family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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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

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy woodlands, other dry sandy soils

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

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

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

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

 

Look for it on beach dunes, in coastal grasslands, usually with Uniola paniculata and/or Spartina patens

Common

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

 

Look for it pn limestone outcrops, blackland prairies, disturbed dry soil

Rare

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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in NC & SC)

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

 

Look for it in dry to mesic limestome glades, woodlands, and wooded ravines

Rare, endemic to scattered populations in c. AL

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

 

Look for it in Sandhills

Common

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

 

Look for it on shores and exposed drawdown zones of clay-based Carolina bays and limesink ponds (dolines)

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


drawing of Croton michauxii, Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil need picture of leaf or frond of Croton michauxii, Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil need picture of flower of Croton michauxii, Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Croton michauxii, Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil need picture of fruit of Croton michauxii, Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil
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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

 

Look for it in sandhills, disturbed sandy soils

Uncommon in GA, rare northward

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

 

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, diabase barrens, calcareous barrens, thin soils around other rock outcrops, disturbed sandy soil

Common

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

 

Look for it in woodlands and disturbed ground

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of NC-SC)

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

 

Look for it in woodlands, disturbed ground

Common

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

 

Look for it in woodlands, disturbed ground

Common

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

 

Look for it on disturbed ground

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Mountains)

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

 

Look for it in disturbed ground

Rare

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

 

Look for it in 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

 

Look for it in sandhills, sandy woodlands, other woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

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

 

Look for it in dry woodlands and rock outcrops, particularly over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common

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

 

Look for it in 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

 

Look for it in ponds in pine flatwoods

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

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

 

Look for it on marsh edges, shell deposits, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Non-native: east Asia

 


drawing of Ditrysinia fruticosa, Sebastian-bush need picture of leaf or frond of Ditrysinia fruticosa, Sebastian-bush need picture of flower of Ditrysinia fruticosa, Sebastian-bush need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Ditrysinia fruticosa, Sebastian-bush need picture of fruit of Ditrysinia fruticosa, Sebastian-bush
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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

 

Look for it in swamp forests, other wet to moist, mostly shaded, habitats

Common (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Toothed Spurge, Green Poinsettia, Wild Poinsettia, Painted Leaf
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, hedgerows, thickets, railroad cinders

Common

Native: western North America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wild Poinsettia, Painted Leaf, Fire-on-the-mountain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euphorbia cyathophora   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia cyathophora   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euphorbia heterophylla var. heterophylla 107-11-002?   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed habitats, dunes

Uncommon north of FL

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia? the original range obscure

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fiddler's Spurge, Mexican Fireplant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euphorbia heterophylla   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia heterophylla   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in rich forests & 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it on roadbanks, in graveyards, waste places

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Glade Spurge, Darlington Spurge, Purple Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in NC, SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac, American Ipecac
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry barren sands

Common (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: White Sandhills Spurge, Curtis's Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in sandhills

Common

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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in sandhills

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Flowering Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) 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

 

Look for it in woodlands and forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Flowering Spurge, Southeastern Flowering Spurge, Southern Flowering Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) 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

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, sandhills, cobblebars, rock outcrops, 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in 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

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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it 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

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eyebane, Nodding Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, gardens, waste places, disturbed ground

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pillpod Sandmat, Hairy Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed ground, waste areas, in and around greenhouses, perhaps only adventive in the northern part of our area

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: graceful sandmat
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Euphorbia hypericifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce hypericifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Native. Reported for SC, FL, GA, LA?

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hyssopleaf Sandmat
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Euphorbia hyssopifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaesyce hyssopifolia   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it on disturbed ground

Common in GA, rare in SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Summer Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euphorbia discoidalis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia discoidalis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cumberland Spurge, Mercury Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Euphorbia mercurialina   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia mercurialina   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it in rich moist forests over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common in GA Mountains & adjacent provinces, rare elsewhere (endemic)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Wolf's-milk, Leafy Spurge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euphorbia esula var. esula   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia esula var. esula   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: grassleaf spurge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Euphorbia graminea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Euphorbia graminea   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it in 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

 

Look for it . It is planted for the oil and for ornament. It has naturalized on the Gulf Coastal Plain and shows a tendency to naturalize in the NC Coastal Plain

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC

Non-native: China

 


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