Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3275

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC, SC)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Glands yellowish
Unisexual
Cyathium with 4 glands

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-008:
Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Euphorbia lathyrus

 

COMMON NAME:
Caper Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Mole Plant


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image of Euphorbia lathyris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tila3_001_lvd

        

image of Euphorbia lathyris

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_lathyrus2_jfchile

November        Chile

image of Euphorbia lathyris

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_lathyrus2_jfchileb

November        Chile

Stem leaves are pointed and lanceolate; bracteal leaves similar but shorter, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.