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Reticulate-seeded Spurge - Euphorbia spathulata
Other Names:  Euphorbia dictyosperma

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 3


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General Description
Glabrous annual. Stems erect, 5–30 cm, branched in the inflorescence. Leaves alternate, oblong with rounded tips, serrulate, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence a dichotomously branched umbel with leaf-like bracts. Cyathia 1 mm long or less, membranous, glands small, yellowish, without appendages. Capsule 2–3 mm long, distinctly papillose (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MN south to TX and Mexico (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 75

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, pine woodlands; plains (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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