Taxon  Report   3563 
Euphorbia spathulata  Lam.
Reticulate seeded spurge,  Warty spurge
Euphorbia spathulata
© 2014 Neal Kramer
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Euphorbia spathulata
© 2003 Keir Morse
Euphorbia spathulata
© 2006 Keir Morse
Euphorbia spathulata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Euphorbia spathulata
© 2012 Robert Steers/NPS
Genus: Euphorbia
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed, slopes
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System]    
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Euphorbia alta
PLANTS: Tithymalus obtusatus
PLANTS: Tithymalus missouriensis
PLANTS: Tithymalus arkansanus
PLANTS: Galarhoeus obtusatus
PLANTS: Galarhoeus arkansanus
PLANTS: Euphorbia obtusata
PLANTS: Euphorbia dictyosperma
PLANTS: Euphorbia arkansana
PLANTS: Tithymalus spathulatus
More information about  Euphorbia spathulata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 22, 2018).

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