Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2930

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in NC)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Glands yellowish
Unisexual
Cyathium with 4 glands

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Euphorbia commutata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia commutata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-005:
Euphorbia commutatus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Galarhoeus commutatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge


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image of Euphorbia commutata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tico3_001_lvd

        

image of Euphorbia commutata

JK Marlow    jkm100313_136b

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_commutata_2

March        

Crescent-shaped yellow glands in involucre give "flowers" their color, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Euphorbia commutata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_commutata_9

March        

Stem leaves usually pale yellow-green, mostly sessile, shallowly toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Euphorbia commutata

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_5021

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Leaves of umbel broadly triangular-reniform, tending to be fused together, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Euphorbia commutata

JK Marlow    jkm090404_204

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Euphorbia commutata

JK Marlow    jkm090404_209

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain