Euphorbia davidii

Family (Traditional)Euphorbiaceae
Species:Euphorbia davidii Subils
Common NameDavids Spurge
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Euphorbia dentata var. gracillima Euphorbia dentata var. gracillima Millsp.
Euphorbia dentata var. lancifolia Euphorbia dentata var. lancifolia Farw.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fulton (KY), Kenton (KY), Bradley (TN), Chester (TN), McMinn (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1969 - 1996

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BRIT312557 Fulton Kentucky 12 Jul 1984 Raymond Athey
Euphorbia davidii
BRIT312556 Kenton Kentucky 29 Jul 1977 Patrick C. Applegarth
Euphorbia davidii
BRIT121536 Van Buren Tennessee 19 Jul 1996 R. Kral
Euphorbia davidii
BRIT113700 Bradley Tennessee 11 Aug 1994 M.H. Mayfield
Euphorbia davidii
BRIT113701 McMinn Tennessee 20 Jul 1969 Ken E. Rogers
Euphorbia davidii
BRIT113702 Polk Tennessee 16 Aug 1970 Frank Bowers
Euphorbia davidii
TENN-V-0138234 Bradley Tennessee
Euphorbia davidii
TENN-V-0138235 McMinn Tennessee
Euphorbia davidii
APSC0014799 Montgomery Tennessee 24 Jun 1981 Edward Chester
Euphorbia davidii
APSC0055142 Chester Tennessee
Euphorbia davidii
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