Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2049

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy woodlands, other dry sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Unisexual
5-lobed salverform calyx
Petals absent
10-30 stamens united at base

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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 (1968) 107-01-001:
Cnidoscolus stimulosus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Cnidoscolus stimulosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Spurge-nettle, Tread-softly, Bull-nettle, Finger-rot