Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Euphorbia corollata
Flowering spurge
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Euphorbia corollata var. corollata

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate, whorled leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; awl-shaped, linear, obovate leaf shape

Inflorescence: dichasium, panicle, umbel, other

Flowers: unisexual, monoecious; incomplete, not petals, not sepals; white; hypogynous ovary position

Fruit: capsule

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed along railroads, roadsides.

ILPIN Notes: This is including var. paniculata (Ell.) Boiss. Flowers are arranged in a cyathium with white petaloid appendages. Regarding upland game birds food value, this pertians to wild turkey. Species may cause a dermatitis. Plant has a woody root.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers: low

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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  • Cover Value:

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 3
  • Chicago Area: 2

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