Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3951

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Rare

Look for it in fields, disturbed ground, waste areas, in and around greenhouses, perhaps only adventive in the northern part of our area, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Cyathium
Cyathia in axillary and terminal, pedunculate cymes

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/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 hirta   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaesyce hirta   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-11-020:
Euphorbia hirta   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chamaesyce hirta

 

COMMON NAME:
Pillpod Sandmat, Hairy Spurge


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image of Euphorbia hirta

Keith Bradley    kab_euphorbia_hirta_04460

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Euphorbia hirta

Keith Bradley    kab_euphorbia_hirta_04466

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaves strictly opposite, oblique or inequilateral at base, margins serrulate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Euphorbia hirta

Keith Bradley    kab_euphorbiahirta_04466b

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Cyathia borne in dense conspicuous clusters on peduncles 1cm or longer, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Euphorbia hirta

Keith Bradley    kab_euphorbiahirta_04466c

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaves hairy on both surfaces, w a purple spot, base strongly asymmetric, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.