|COMMON NAME:||Spurge, sun|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Euphorbia helioscopia|
|FEATURES:||Annual broadleaf weed. Leaves alternate, spatulate. Stem red in color, often with sparse hairs
producing a milky sap when cut. Plant will have several stems emerging from a central point in
a spreading/lateral habit until flowering. At flowering, plant bolts producing flowers at the apex
of the plant. Inflorescence produced at the plant apex. A broad leafy inflorescence, yellow in color.
Individuals flowers are actually small and contained within the leafy inflorescence.
|DESCRIPTION:||Annual weed flowering in spring. Present along roadsides, pastures, and infrequently mowed turf —
more often present on piedmont or finer textured soils, rather than in coastal plain regions. Often
inconspicuous and unseen until flowering begins in the spring.