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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia esula var. uralensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia virgata

(?) (MISAPPLIED) World checklist of Euphorbiaceae (Govaerts, Frodin & Radcliffe-Smith, 2000)
Euphorbia esula ssp. esula

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Euphorbia esula

 

COMMON NAME:
Wolf's-milk, Leafy Spurge


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image of Euphorbia virgata, Wolf's-milk, Leafy Spurge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ties_001_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia esula var. uralensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia virgata

(?) (MISAPPLIED) World checklist of Euphorbiaceae (Govaerts, Frodin & Radcliffe-Smith, 2000)
Euphorbia esula ssp. esula

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Euphorbia esula

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3819

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Eurasia

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal scale-leaves few)
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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