Taxon  Report   3561 
Euphorbia peplus  L.
Petty spurge
Euphorbia peplus
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Euphorbia peplus
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Euphorbia peplus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Euphorbia peplus, 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 peplus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Euphorbia
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Galarhoeus peplus
PLANTS: Tithymalus peplus
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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 24, 2016).

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