Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1935

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadbanks, in graveyards, waste places, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Glands yellowish
Unisexual
Cyathium with 4 glands

FRUIT:
Spring
Reddish-brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

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 (1968) 107-11-006:
Euphorbia cyparissias   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Galarhoeus cyparissias

SYNONYMOUS WITH Tithymalus cyparissias

 

COMMON NAME:
Cypress Spurge, Graveyard Spurge