Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common

Look for it in fields, gardens, waste places, disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Petaloid appendages of glands pinkish with white margins
Unisexual
Cyathium

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blackish
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Euphorbia nutans   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaesyce nutans   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-019:
Euphorbia maculata   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Euphorbia preslii

 

COMMON NAME:
Eyebane


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chpr9_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_842

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves usually with a purple spot in the center, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_844

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm72209_097

July    Spartanburg County    SC

A somewhat larger, more upright plant than Chamaesyce maculata, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_892

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm180814_3841

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82010_64

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82210_18b

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Petaloid appendages of glands conspicuous, white or rarely pink, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_19

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91309_001

September    Spartanburg County    SC