Which Euphorbia

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)August 26, 2014

Found in front yard, will take more pics if needed. Unlike other similar looking spurges, this one is fairly upright, about 7-8" high.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

(Ignore the little Phyllanthus photo-bombing.)

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 9:45AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Last pic. Blooms. Thanks for looking!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 9:46AM
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eaga(7a Long Island, NY)

Hmm, it really looks like E. maculata, prostrate spurge. Could it be growing upwards because it's riding on other plants or reaching for the sun? I've found it poking up almost upright out of my closely-planted herb garden.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 12:30PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

TY for your help. Part of it is hanging over the concrete sidewalk, but there is no other outside factor contributing to its' uprightness. Not obvious from these pics, sorry.

Thought that was the one with the red spot on each leaf? There are some of those around also in identical conditions, and less light, (assuming I'm attaching the right name to THOSE,) which are all flat as a pancake, right on the ground with much more definitely marked/variegated leaves. This one looks different in that it is growing primarily upright, and the placement of the flowers, very little marking on a few of the leaves.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 2:15PM
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eaga(7a Long Island, NY)

Well, a look at my 'Weeds of the Northeast' took me to nodding spurge, Euphorbia nutans. Here's a link. From your descrption and the photos, it looks that's what you have.

Here is a link that might be useful: Euphorbia nutans

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 2:56PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

TY for the help! Those reddish seed balls would be something to look for soon to confirm.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 3:45PM
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eaga(7a Long Island, NY)

I also think the size of the leaves clinches it. They look much larger than E. maculata in a comparison between your photos and my own extensive weed collection :-)

TY, I learned a new plant today.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 3:57PM
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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Check out Chamaesyce nutans (Eyebane).

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 4:27PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

TY for the additional replies!

Jekeesl, that name seems to be one of many synonyms this plant is packing around, though no time left today to search through multiple databases to confirm the veracity of this Wiki info.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 6:00PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Chamaesyce is a synonym but has been deemed invalid since it is nested within Euphorbia.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 7:34PM
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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Cool. I'll update my records.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 8:05PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

TY, Lycopus! Sounds unanimous from a good number of serious plant-sters. Will put this name in my notes.

Thanks again for all of the replies!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 9:14AM
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