Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3274

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in rich moist forests in bottomlands or on slopes, in rich soil around rock outcrops, in swamps or seeps, especially over calcareous rocks (such as dolomite) or mafic rocks (such as amphibolite), per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Glands yellowish
Unisexual
Cyathium with 5 glands

FRUIT:
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 purpurea   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia purpurea   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-007:
Euphorbia purpurea   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Glade Spurge, Darlington Spurge, Purple Spurge