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  Euphorbia hexagona Nutt. image
Photographer: Marcie O'Connor           

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Family Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia hexagona Nutt.
six-angled 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."
hexagona: Greek hexagon for "six-angled figure"
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-20" tall forb; stems numerous, opposite, very slender but with a main stem
Flower: yellow to green, 5-parted, no petals or sepals, surrounded by petal-like parts
Fruit:gray, 3-lobed, capsule
Leaf:mostly opposite, sharp pointed, under 0.2" wide
Habitat: prairies, plains, barrens

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Zygophyllidium hexagona (Nutt. ex Spreng.) Small

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