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 curtisii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia curtisii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia curtisii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-11-011:
Euphorbia curtisii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tithymalopsis curtisii

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tithymalopsis eriogonoides

 

COMMON NAME:
White Sandhills Spurge, Curtis's Spurge


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image of Euphorbia curtisii, White Sandhills Spurge, Curtis's Spurge

Will Stuart    wil_8456697600_3e0b5f3be2

April    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Euphorbia curtisii, White Sandhills Spurge, Curtis's Spurge

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_euphorbia_curtisii1a

May    Richmond County    NC

Lower leaves are reduced and bractlike; upper leaves linear to lanceolate, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Euphorbia curtisii, White Sandhills Spurge, Curtis's Spurge

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_euphorbia_curtisii1ab

May    Richmond County    NC

Flowers grow on long stalks at branch ends and from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Euphorbia curtisii, White Sandhills Spurge, Curtis's Spurge

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_euphorbia_curtisii3

July    Richmond County    NC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia curtisii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia curtisii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-11-011:
Euphorbia curtisii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tithymalopsis curtisii

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tithymalopsis eriogonoides

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3562

Forb
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry open areas, such as hardpan woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate (typically opposite or 3-whorled below inflorescence)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Petaloid appendages of glands white or pale pink
Unisexual
Cyathium with 5 glands

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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