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Adelia vaseyi

Adelia vaseyi (J.M. Coult.) Pax & K. Hoffm.

Vasey's Wild-lime

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Fascicled
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Spatulate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Dioecious
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Staminate flowers greenish white. Pistillate flowers yellowish green.


Native Distribution: South Texas

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Adelia vaseyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Adelia vaseyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Adelia vaseyi


Record Modified: 2022-09-28
Research By: JAM

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