Flowering Spurg - Tramp Spurge
Euphorbia corollata Linnaeus
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) Family

This plant is an upright, smooth to hairy perennial with milky sap.  Preferred habitat is prairies, woods, rail tracks, fields and roadsides.  Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are whorled at the plant base and thence placed either alternate or opposite along the stem; consisting of one whole part; no leaf stalk (or very short stalk); linear (several times longer than broad) to elliptic (almost oval and widest at the middle) in shape; no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers may be bisexual or separate male and female arranged in a cyathium (several male flowers surrounding one female flower); symmetrical in form; no sepals and no petals.  Flower glands appear as white petals.  The ovary has three lobes and is enlarged; one stamen. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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