Phyllanthus caroliniensis Walt.

Phyllanthus caroliniensis plant

Family - Euphorbiaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Phyllanthus caroliniensis leaves

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Phyllanthus caroliniensis inflorescence

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Phyllanthus caroliniensis flower

Phyllanthus caroliniensis fruitFruit.

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Alluvial ground, gravel bars, low thickets, fallow fields, cultivated fields, ditches, moist depressions in valleys.

Origin - Native to U.S., Central and South America.

Other info. - This little species can be found mainly in the southern half of Missouri. The plant can be identified in the field by its two ranked, alternate leaves. The thin stems and axillary flowers are other good characteristics for identification.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 8-26-04.


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