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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Euphorbia lactea Haw.
Mottled spurge

Euphorbia lactea
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but reported for hammocks and disturbed areas in the Florida Keys by Small in 1933. We consider this to be persisting from cultivation and not naturalized.

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Euphorbia lactea has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Euphorbia lactea
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Euphorbia lactea
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr