Ditrysinia fruticosa - (W. Bartram) Govaerts & Fredin
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) Family
Plant is a shrub. Preferred habitat is edge of streams, sandy soils and swampy woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; no teeth and no lobes; stalked; widest at the middle to nearly 2-3 times longer than wide.
Flowers are in a terminal raceme (several individual florets stalked and grouped one above the other on the flowering stem); male and female flowers on separate shrubs; symmetrical in shape; three sepals that are greenish in color; petals absent; three stamens. Flowers occur in the spring.
Fruit is a capsule.