Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it in woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, opposite, or whorled
Leaves sessile, or petioles to 5mm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Petaloid appendages of glands white, greenish or pinkish
Unisexual
Cyathium with 5 glands

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Euphorbia corollata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euphorbia corollata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-11-013a:
Euphorbia corollata var. corollata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

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

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Euphorbia corollata var. corollata

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Euphorbia corollata var. mollis

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Euphorbia marilandica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tithymalopsis corollata

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Flowering Spurge


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image of Euphorbia corollata, Eastern Flowering Spurge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tico4_001_lvd

        

image of Euphorbia corollata, Eastern Flowering Spurge

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_corollata

August        

Flowering June-Sept, inflorescences appearing corymbose and densely flowered, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Flowering Spurge and False Flowering Spurge

image of Euphorbia corollata, Eastern Flowering Spurge

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_corollata_b

August        

Cyathia (5-)6.5-8.0(-11.0)mm wide (across the appendages), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Euphorbia corollata, Eastern Flowering Spurge

JK Marlow    s000820_d

August    Greenville County    SC

Leaves leathery, sessile, ascending, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Euphorbia corollata, Eastern Flowering Spurge

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euphorbia_corollata_2

September        

Latex so skin-caustic that it has been used to brand cattle, per Book of Field and Roadside.