Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2282

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common

Look for it in gardens, fields, disturbed places, crevices in pavement or sidewalks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Petaloid appendages of glands small, whitish or pinkish
Unisexual
Cyathium

FRUIT:
Winter/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):
Euphorbia maculata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaesyce maculata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-014:
Euphorbia supina   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Euphorbia maculata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chamaesyce maculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Spotted Spurge, Milk-purslane, Wartweed, Spotted Sandmat