Euphorbia pubentissima

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Euphorbia pubentissima
Euphorbia pubentissima Gil.jpg
Photo was taken by Gil Nelson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Euphorbiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. pubentissima
Binomial name
Euphorbia pubentissima
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Natural range of Euphorbia pubentissima from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: False flowering spurge; Southeastern flowering spurge

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Euphorbia corollata Linnaeus var. zinniiflora (Small) H.E. Ahles; E. corollata Linnaeus var. corollata; E. corollata var. paniculata Boissier; E. zinniiflora Small; E. apocynifolia Small; E. corollata var mollis Millspaugh; E. corollata; Tithymalopsis zinniiflora (Small) Small; Tithymalopsis apocynifolia (Small) Small; Tithymalopsis paniculata (Boissier) Small; Agaloma pubentissima (Michaux) D.B. Ward





This species is found in mesic wooded slopes of a ravine and also in a nature park.[1]


E. pubentissima has been observed flowering in October, after a prescribed burn in July, at Pebble Hill Plantation, Grady County, GA by Michelle M. Smith. It has also been observed flowering in May, September, and November.[2]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by ants and/or explosive dehiscence. [3]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

Photo Gallery

References and notes

  1. Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Robert K. Godfrey. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden.
  2. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 9 DEC 2016
  3. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.