Euphorbia obtusata Pursh
Family: Euphorbiaceae
blunt-leaved spurge,  more...
[Galarhoeus obtusatus (Pursh) Small,  more]
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Dan Tenaglia  
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: erect, annual/perennial, 8"-14", smooth forb mostly unbranched to the umbel
Leaves: stem leaves oblong, finely toothed, 1/2"-1 1/2" long, stalkless, slightly clasping; leaves just below the main umbel wider and shorter, those in the umbel widely-oval
Flowers: greenish, 1/8" wide; inflorescence usually a 3-branched umbel; blooms April-May
Fruits: warty capsule with mostly smooth seeds about as wide as long
Habitat: woods
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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