Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2562

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in sandhills, other dry barren sands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Petaloid appendages of glands narrowly bordered with yellow or red
Unisexual
Cyathium with 5 glands
Flowers on long stalks from leaf axils

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 ipecacuanhae   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia ipecacuanhae   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-010:
Euphorbia ipecacuanhae   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tithymalopsis ipecacuanhae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Euphorbia arundelana

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac


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image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tiar2_001_lvd

        

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tiip_001_lvd

        

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

JK Marlow    jkm130406_803

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Above-ground stems smooth, dichotomously branched. Leaves linear to round, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

JK Marlow    jkm130406_863

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Plant with a deep long taproot, only the tips of its stems above gound, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

JK Marlow    jkm130406_863b

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Petaloid appendages of glands narrowly bordered with yellow or red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

Keith Bradley    kab_e_ipecacuanhae_0565

April    Lexington County    SC

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve

A general aspect of prostrate plants with no main aboveground stem, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

Keith Bradley    kab_e_ipecacuanhae_0567

April    Lexington County    SC

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve

Plants often look very different from one another, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

Keith Bradley    kab_e_ipecacuanhae_0581

April    Lexington County    SC

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve

Flowers on long stalks from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae

JK Marlow    jkm161001_045

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge