This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Flowering spurge
- Perennials, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
- Slender, diffusely branched herb with milky cell sap; leaves alternate below and opposite above, simple, smooth-margined; conspicuous white, petal-like appendages on the rim of the cup-shaped "flower."
- USA, NC
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Dermatitis, ingestion
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea when ingested; redness, swelling, blisters after some delay following contact with skin
- Toxic Principle:
- Diterpene esters in milky latex
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas at edge of woods; weedy in disturbed areas along roadsides, waste places, old fields
NCCES plant id: 1041