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Lesser Florida Spurge

Euphorbia polyphylla

Description:

Very tiny little flowers ~1 cm

Habitat:

Very plentiful on the side of the trail in a pine flatwoods area

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9 Comments

SandyBurns-Falcon
SandyBurns-Falcon 6 years ago

Glad I could help! =)

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Hi Sandy!!!! :) You totally rock! :)

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Wow, thank you Sandy! I didn't think I'd get an ID on this beauty

SandyBurns-Falcon
SandyBurns-Falcon 6 years ago

Lesser Florida Spurge, Euphorbia polyphylla

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

According to the website, this trail (wildflower loop) goes through two different types of flatwoods, pine and scrubby. Maybe these photos will help you determine the type this area is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87900939@N...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/87900939@N...

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Well, the arboretum designates the trail as pine flatwoods, but I would say it has a mixture of several habitats because the area is so large. This particular area of the arboretum is basically just sand, pine, saw palmetto, and some small plants such as these and candyroot. There are no oaks. Not sure exactly what the habitat is, I was using the generalized habitat description from the sign at the beginning.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Nope. Struck out. Your last photo with the soil looks more like Florida scrub habitat.... White sand, very sparse ground plant layer. You sure it's "Sandhill"? These two habitats are very different, and so the plants growing in each would be very different as well.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Oooh... Wait... I may have an answer.... Brb...I've got our State Park Manager on its trail.... :)

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Fascinating!

Machi
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Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2015
Submitted on May 11, 2015

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