Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3937

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in 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, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Euphorbia bombensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaesyce bombensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-016:
Euphorbia ammannioides   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chamaesyce ingallsii

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Seaside Spurge, Dixie Sandmat