OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia lathyris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galarhoeus lathyrus

 

COMMON NAME:
Caper Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Mole Plant


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image of Euphorbia lathyris, Caper Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Mole Plant

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

        

image of Euphorbia lathyris, Caper Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Mole Plant

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_lathyrus2_jfchile

November        Chile

Stem leaves are pointed and lanceolate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Euphorbia lathyris, Caper Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Mole Plant

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_lathyrus2_jfchileb

November        Chile

Bracteal leaves similar to stem leaves but shorter, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia lathyris   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia lathyris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galarhoeus lathyrus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3275

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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