Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2917

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in GA Mountains & adjacent provinces, rare elsewhere (endemic)

Look for it in rich moist forests over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Petaloid appendages of glands green with white margins
Unisexual
Cyathium with 5 glands

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Euphorbia mercurialina   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia mercurialina   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Cumberland Spurge, Mercury Spurge