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Euphorbia spathulata

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About Warty Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata) 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.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb, Succulent

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3' - 5125'

Annual Precip. ?
7.3" - 57.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.96"

Coldest Month ?
31.9° F - 57.3° F

Hottest Month ?
60.1° F - 80.5° F

Humidity ?
0.12 vpd - 28.22 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Roughpod Spurge

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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