Euphorbia spathulata

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Euphorbia spathulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. spathulata
Binomial name
Euphorbia spathulata

Euphorbia alta
Euphorbia arkansana
Euphorbia dictyosperma
Euphorbia obtusata
Galarhoeus arkansanus
Galarhoeus obtusatus
Tithymalus arkansanus
Tithymalus missouriensis
Tithymalus obtusatus
Tithymalus spathulatus

Euphorbia spathulata is a species of spurge known by the common names warty spurge and roughpod spurge.

It is native to the Americas, where it is widespread in many habitats.


Euphorbia spathulata is an annual herb not exceeding half a meter in height with oval-shaped leaves one to three centimeters long. The upper stem may be bright to dull red and is hairless.

At the tips of the stems are inflorescences of tiny glandular flowers.

The fruit is a rounded green capsule a few millimeters wide with obvious bumps on the surface. It contains light brown netted seeds.

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