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IPM1023, New January 2005

Missouri Weed Seeds

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Broadleaf plant family

Most of the plants from this family present in Missouri are spurges, which include about 20 different species.

Copperleaf, hophornbeam Copperleaf, hophornbeam
Acalypha ostryifolia
 

Copperleaf, Virginia Copperleaf, Virginia
Acalypha virginica
 

Croton, tropic Croton, tropic
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis
 

Croton, woolly Croton, woolly
Croton capitatus
 

Spurge, nodding Spurge, nodding
Euphorbia nutans
 

Spurge, prostrate Spurge, prostrate
Euphorbia humistrata
 

Spurge, toothed Spurge, toothed
Euphorbia dentata
 

For an idea of relative seed size, each photo contains a millimeter ruler. The distance between increments is 1 mm.

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