Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3819

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in 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:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal scale-leaves few)

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Euphorbia esula var. esula   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

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

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

LESS THAN Tithymalus esula

 

COMMON NAME:
Wolf's-milk, Leafy Spurge