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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pode7_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_611

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves mostly paired and not marked or blotched, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_613

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_616

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Principal stem leaves opposite, dentate, not lobed nor linear, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_627

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_628

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_844

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_dentata_2

September        

Bracteal leaves usually whitish, pinkish or reddish, toward the base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_dentata_3

September        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2042

October    Catawba County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2043

October    Catawba County    NC

Leaves elliptic to ovate, irregularly serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2044b

October    Catawba County    NC

Capsule 3-locular, each locule 1-seeded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2044c

October    Catawba County    NC

Stems and leaves pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.