Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3577

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Native: western North America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, hedgerows, thickets, railroad cinders, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, or the upper sometimes alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bracteal leaves usually whitish, pinkish or reddish, toward the base
Unisexual
Cyathium with 1 two-lipped gland, without petaloid appendages

FRUIT:
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 dentata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia dentata var. dentata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-001:
Euphorbia dentata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Poinsettia dentata

 

COMMON NAME:
Toothed Spurge, Green Poinsettia, Wild Poinsettia, Painted Leaf