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Euphorbia dentata (Toothed spurge)
Strickland, Sam C.

Euphorbia dentata

Euphorbia dentata Michx.

Toothed Spurge, Toothed-leaf Poinsettia

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: EUDE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI)

This species includes botanical varieties that are North American natives. However, it also includes botanical varieties that are not native to North America, e.g. Euphorbia dentata var. lasiocarpa, Toothed Spurge. Non-native taxa are not treated in this database.

Euphorbia dentata has hairy stems, opposite leaves, and leafy bracts usually green or white at the base.


From the Image Gallery

14 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0593 Collected Apr 28, 1991 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0672 Collected May 29, 1991 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0614 Collected Oct 17,1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0425 Collected May 4, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0115 Collected June 1, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0326 Collected May 22, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

6 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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