flowering spurge

(Euphorbia corollata)

Conservation Status
flowering spurge
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The stem is unbranched below the inflorescence. The stem and leaves will exude a milky juice when broken.

The leaves are alternate on the stem, whorled just below the inflorescence, and opposite within the inflorescence.

The inflorescence is widely branched. What appear to be five white petals are actually bracts. They surround a group of minute yellow flowers.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

10 to 36

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

White petal-like bracts, minute yellow flowers

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Full sun. Dry, open woods, prairies, fields, roadsides.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

June to September

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  12/31/2011      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Subclass Rosidae  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Malpighiales (nances, willows, and allies)  
 

Family

Euphorbiaceae (spurge)  
  Subfamily Euphorbioideae  
  Tribe Euphorbieae  
  Subtribe Euphorbiinae  
 

Genus

Euphorbia (spurge)  
  Subgenus Chamaesyce (sandmat)  
  Section Alectoroctonum  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
       
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Euphorbia corollata var. angustifolia

Euphorbia marilandica

Tithymalopsis corollata

Tithymalopsis marilandica

Tithymalopsis olivacea

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

flowering spurge

floweringspurge euphorbia

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Bracts

Modified leaves at the base of a flower stalk or flower cluster.

       
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