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Phyllanthus pentaphyllus

Phyllanthus pentaphyllus C. Wright ex Griseb.

Five-petal Leaf-flower, Fivepetal Leaf-flower, Fivepetal Leafflower

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)


USDA Symbol: PHPE7

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Rocky pinelands on limestone.

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


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

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