Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2838

Forb
Annual/Perennial
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Bracteal leaves purple-spotted or green
Unisexual
Cyathium with 1 two-lipped gland, without petaloid appendages

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 heterophylla   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia heterophylla   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Poinsettia heterophylla

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Poinsettia geniculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Fiddler's Spurge, Mexican Fireplant