Euphorbia serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia

Family (Traditional)Euphorbiaceae
Species: Euphorbia serpyllifolia
Infrapecies:Euphorbia serpyllifolia Pers. var. serpyllifolia
Common NameCreeping Spurge; Round Leafed 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; Region of Origin: North America; 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: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
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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
Chamaesyce albicaulis Chamaesyce albicaulis (Rydb.) Rydb.
Chamaesyce neomexicana Chamaesyce neomexicana (Greene) Standl.
Euphorbia neomexicana Euphorbia neomexicana Greene
Euphorbia serpillifolia var. serpillifolia Euphorbia serpillifolia var. serpillifolia
Euphorbia serpyllifolia subsp. hirtella Euphorbia serpyllifolia subsp. hirtella (Engelm. ex S. Watson) Oudejans
Euphorbia serpyllifolia subsp. hirtula Euphorbia serpyllifolia subsp. hirtula (S.Watson) Oudejans
Euphorbia serpyllifolia var. genuina Euphorbia serpyllifolia var. genuina Boiss.
Euphorbia serpyllifolia var. hirtella Euphorbia serpyllifolia var. hirtella (Engelm. ex S. Watson) L.C. Wheeler
Euphorbia serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia Euphorbia serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia Pers.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos