Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Euphorbia commutata Engelm. image
Photographer: Dan Tenaglia           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Euphorbiaceae
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."
commutata: changeable
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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

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Euphorbia list Google- Images or Text
Euphorbia commutata Engelm. var. erecta Norton
Galarhoeus commutatus (Engelm.) Small
Galarhoeus commutatus (Engelm.) Small var. erectus (Norton) Small
Tithymalus commutatus (Engelm.) Klotzsch & Garcke

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