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, Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

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

        

image of Euphorbia commutata, Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm100313_136b

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

image of Euphorbia commutata, Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

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, Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

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, Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

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, Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm090404_204

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Euphorbia commutata, Woodland Spurge, Tinted Spurge, Wood Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm090404_209

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain