Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Toothed Spurge - Euphorbia dentata   Michaux
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DistributionMostly Mountains and Piedmont; disjunct to Pender County. Specimens from Mitchell, Surry, Catawba, and Buncombe (mixed sheet) counties are probably E. davidii and need an ID check.

Native west of the Appalachians; adventive eastward.
AbundanceRare to uncommon.
HabitatRoadsides, railroads, river bank, disturbed ground.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-October.
IdentificationToothed Spurge is very similar to E. davidii, differing in its smaller capsules and seeds, more lance-shaped leaves, and longer hairs (FNA). Both species may have basal, pale, whitish to dark reddish blotches on the leaflike bracts at the inflorescences.
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Global RankG5
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