Calflora
Taxon  Report   3561    
Euphorbia peplus  L.
Petty spurge
Euphorbia peplus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Euphorbia peplus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Euphorbia peplus
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Euphorbia
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Galarhoeus peplus
PLANTS: Tithymalus peplus
More information about  Euphorbia peplus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (EUPE6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).