Euphorbia falcata

Family (Traditional)Euphorbiaceae
Species:Euphorbia falcata L.
Common NameSickle 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: Europe; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; 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; 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 falcata subsp. falcata Euphorbia falcata subsp. falcata

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: Campbell (KY), Harrison (KY), Kenton (KY), Greene (TN), Hamblen (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1976 - 1991

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0138298 Hamblen Tennessee
Euphorbia falcata
31973000012461 Kenton Kentucky
Euphorbia falcata
TENN-V-0138297 Hamblen Tennessee
Euphorbia falcata
31973000012460 Campbell Kentucky
Euphorbia falcata
APSC0014677 Hamblen Tennessee
Euphorbia falcata
BRIT312916 Kenton Kentucky 31 May 1976 Patrick C. Applegarth
Euphorbia falcata
31973000012462 Harrison Kentucky
Euphorbia falcata
TENN-V-0138296 Hamblen Tennessee
Euphorbia falcata
BRIT113773 Greene Tennessee 06 Jun 1991 Milo Pyne
Euphorbia falcata
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