Taxon  Report   3555 
Euphorbia helioscopia  L.
Madwoman's milk,  Wartweed
Euphorbia helioscopia
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
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Euphorbia helioscopia
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Euphorbia helioscopia
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Euphorbia helioscopia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Euphorbia helioscopia
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Euphorbia
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Galarhoeus helioscopius
PLANTS: Tithymalus helioscopius
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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