Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Euphorbia cyparissias L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Kitty Kohout

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Flora.cyberia

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia cyparissias L.
cypress spurge, graveyard 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."
cyparissias: like Cypress the Latin name for spurge from Greek kuparisso
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, .8"-14" tall forb; rhizomes forming colonies
Flower: greenish to yellow, no petals or sepals, upper leaves petal-like; inflorescence an umbel with 10 or more branches; blooms May-Aug.
Leaf:stem leaves numerous, very fine, thread-like; leaves below the umbel with heart-shaped bases
Habitat: dry; disturbed areas, roadsides
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Galarhoeus cyparissias (L.) Small ex Rydb.
Tithymalus cyparissias (L.) Hill

         
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