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Phyllanthus niruri

Phyllanthus niruri L.

Gale of the Wind, Gale-of-the-Wind

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)


USDA Symbol: PHNI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: River and stream banks, sand.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 Phyllanthus niruri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phyllanthus niruri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phyllanthus niruri


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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