OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaesyce bombensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia bombensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-11-016:
Euphorbia ammannioides   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaesyce ingallsii

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Seaside Spurge, Dixie Sandmat


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image of Euphorbia bombensis, Southern Seaside Spurge, Dixie Sandmat

Keith Bradley    kab_e_bombensis_6306

January    Brevard County    FL

Canaveral National Seashore

Leaves longer than wide, often fleshy. Stipules lacerate, seemingly 4 per node, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Euphorbia bombensis, Southern Seaside Spurge, Dixie Sandmat

Keith Bradley    kab_e_bombensis_6324

January    Brevard County    FL

Canaveral National Seashore

Prefers foredune rear (E. polygonifolia prefers foredune front or upper beach), per Weakley's Flora.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaesyce bombensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Euphorbia bombensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-11-016:
Euphorbia ammannioides   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaesyce ingallsii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3937

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: Open sands of dunes, dune blowouts and overwashes, often growing with perennial grasses such as Uniola paniculata, but preferring open sands with little competition, sometimes mixed with the more common E. polygonifolia. Johnson (1992) contrasted the habitat of this species with that of the closely similar E. polygonifolia; E. bombensis preferring areas behind the foredune, while E. polygonifolia preferring the pioneer situation on the upper beach and foredune front, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Petaloid appendages of glands white (very small)
Unisexual
Cyathium

One cyathium per leaf axil

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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