Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2447

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly opposite, usually some alternate on upper branches

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Cyathia maroon, petaloid appendages of glands maroon-red
Bisexual
Cyathium with 5 glands

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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 (1968) 107-11-012:
Euphorbia gracilior   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Maroon Sandhills Spurge, Coastal Sand Spurge, Purple Sandhill-spurge