– a family in the Malpighiales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 20 not-too-obscure plants that are in the Spurge Family:

  • Acalypha monococca (One-Seeded Mercury) [CC3]
  • Acalypha ostryifolia (Hornbeam Mercury) [CC1]
  • Acalypha rhomboidea (Rhomboid Mercury) [CC1]
  • Acalypha virginica (Virginia Mercury) [CC2]
  • Croton capitatus (Woolly Croton) [CC0]
  • Croton glandulosus (Sand Croton) [CC1]
  • Croton monanthogynus (Oneseed Croton) [CC2]
  • Croton willdenowii (Willdenow’s Croton) [CC4]
  • Euphorbia commutata (Wood Spurge) [CC6]
  • Euphorbia corollata (Flowering Spurge) [CC3]
  • Euphorbia cyathophora (Fire-on-the-Mountain) [CC4]
  • Euphorbia cyparissias (Cypress Spurge) [intro]
  • Euphorbia davidii (David’s Spurge) [intro]
  • Euphorbia dentata (Toothed Spurge) [CC0]
  • Euphorbia humistrata (Spreading Sandmat) [CC3]
  • Euphorbia maculata (Spotted Spurge) [CC0]
  • Euphorbia nutans (Nodding Spurge) [CC0]
  • Euphorbia serpens (Matted Sandmat) [CC4]
  • Euphorbia spathulata (Warty Spurge) [CC3]
  • Phyllanthus caroliniensis (Carolina Leaf-Flower) [CC5]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism