Euphorbia hirta

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Euphorbia hirta
Euph hirt.jpg
Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Euphorbiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. hirta
Binomial name
Euphorbia hirta
(L.) Millsp.
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Natural range of Euphorbia hirta from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Pillpod sandmat

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Chamaesyce hirta (Linnaeus) Millspaugh

Description

Distribution

Ecology

Habitat

It has been observed to grow in disturbed areas such as lawns, gardens, roadside depressions, vacant lots, fallow fields, and parking lots. It can grow in dry sands and silty loam on mesic areas as well.[1]

Phenology

This species has been observed to flower and fruit from July to August. [2]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

Photo Gallery

References and notes

  1. Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: L. C. Anderson, W. R. Anderson, A. Clewell, K. Blum, M. R. Crosby, J. Duke, J. Dwyer, S. F. da Fonseca, R. K. Godfrey, H. A. Hespenheide, H. S. Irwin, R. Komarek, R. L. Lazor, H. Loftin, T. MacClendon, K. MacClendon, E. Onishi, J. Ramos, R. Reis dos Santos, T. R. Soderstrom, R. Souza, and E. L. Tyson. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Franklin, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla. Georgia: Thomas. Other countries: Brazil, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, and Jamaica.
  2. Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: L. C. Anderson, W. R. Anderson, A. Clewell, K. Blum, M. R. Crosby, J. Duke, J. Dwyer, S. F. da Fonseca, R. K. Godfrey, H. A. Hespenheide, H. S. Irwin, R. Komarek, R. L. Lazor, H. Loftin, T. MacClendon, K. MacClendon, E. Onishi, J. Ramos, R. Reis dos Santos, T. R. Soderstrom, R. Souza, and E. L. Tyson. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Franklin, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla. Georgia: Thomas. Other countries: Brazil, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, and Jamaica.