Euphorbia dentata
(Toothed Spurge)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Toothed Spurge, Toothed-leaf Poinsettia
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: March - November
    Status: Native

Euphorbia dentata, or Toothed Spurge, is a native of most of the United States, except it seems to be absent from the Pacific Northwest, the extreme northeast and the upper-central US. It grows in dry sandy soil along road and railroads, in waste areas and on the margins of plowed fields.

There are a large number of Euphorbia species in the United States, and there are two groups: the type that grow upright on erect stems, and the type that spread along the ground. Euphorbia dentata is the type with erect upright stems. More specific information on identification will be posted soon.

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