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Pineland euphorbia, Lesser Florida spurge
Euphorbia polyphylla
Euphorbiaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes: A common, but often inconspicuous, understory herb in pinelands and scrub.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herb with wirelike stems.

Dimensions: Typically 8-12 inches tall. Often sprawling and as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Endemic to Florida from Miami-Dade and Collier counties north to Brevard, Seminole, Orange, Polk and Hillsborough counties.

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Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Red and white or pinkish-white.

Flower Characteristics: Inconspicuous.

Flowering Season: All year.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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