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, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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

        

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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

        

image of Euphorbia ipecacuanhae, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

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, Carolina Ipecac, Wild Ipecac

JK Marlow    jkm161001_045

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge