Euphorbia peplus L.  
Family: Euphorbiaceae
petty spurge
[Galarhoeus peplus (L.) Haw., Tithymalus peplus (L.) Hill]
Euphorbia peplus image
from USDA Plants website  
Etymology: Euphorbia: for Euphorbus, corpulent Greek physician of Juba II, King of Mauretania. Juba, educated in Rome, and married to daughter of Antony and Cleopatra. From eu, "good" and phorbe, "pasture or fodder," thus giving euphorbos the meaning "well fed."
Plants: annual forb
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Euphorbia peplus image
Euphorbia peplus image
Michael L. Charters  
Euphorbia peplus image
Botanical Illustration  
   View Genus       View Specimen Records       Close window