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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picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

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

        

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

JK Marlow    jkm120727_842

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

JK Marlow    jkm120727_844

July    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

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.

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

JK Marlow    jkm140822_892

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3841

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

Roxanna Martin    rlm82010_64

August    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

Roxanna Martin    rlm82210_18b

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_19

August    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Euphorbia maculata, image of Euphorbia nutans

Roxanna Martin    rlm91309_001

September    Spartanburg County    SC