Photographer: Dan Tenaglia
Euphorbia commutata Engelm.
tinted spurge, tinted woodland spurge, wood spurge
Euphorbia: for Euphorbus, corpulent Greek physician of Juba II, King of Mauretania. Juba, educated in Rome, and married to daughter of Antony and Cleopatra. From eu, "good" and phorbe, "pasture or fodder," thus giving euphorbos the meaning "well fed."
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect to drooping, annual/perennial, 4"-12" tall, hairless forb often branched from the base; stems drooping and often producing new shoots the following year|
|Flower: ||greenish, young ones reddish; no petals or sepals, upper leaves petal-like; inflorescence a whorled umbel; blooms April-June|
|Fruit:||3-lobed, smooth capsule with light gray, pitted seeds|
|Leaf:||upper leaves petal-like; many, usually stalkless, alternate, oval to oblong stem leaves|
|Habitat: ||shade; moist; woods, hillsides|