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


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

(?) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Euphorbia dentata var. dentata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia dentata

(?) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Euphorbia dentata var. dentata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-11-001:
Euphorbia dentata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Poinsettia dentata

 

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


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image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

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

        

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

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.

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm140814_613

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm140814_616

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm140814_627

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm140814_628

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

JK Marlow    jkm140922_844

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

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.

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_dentata_3

September        

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2042

October    Catawba County    NC

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2043

October    Catawba County    NC

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

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2044b

October    Catawba County    NC

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

image of Euphorbia dentata, Painted Leaf, Wild Poinsettia, Green Poinsettia, Toothed Spurge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_dentata_2044c

October    Catawba County    NC

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

 

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

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

(?) Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Euphorbia dentata var. dentata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia dentata

(?) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Euphorbia dentata var. dentata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-11-001:
Euphorbia dentata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Poinsettia dentata

 

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3577

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: Bottomland forests, disturbed areas, hedgerows, thickets, railroad cinders, per Weakley's Flora

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

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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