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, hophornbeamCopperleaf, hophornbeam
Acalypha ostryifolia

Copperleaf, VirginiaCopperleaf, Virginia
Acalypha virginica

Croton, tropicCroton, tropic
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis

Croton, woollyCroton, woolly
Croton capitatus

Spurge, noddingSpurge, nodding
Euphorbia nutans

Spurge, prostrateSpurge, prostrate
Euphorbia humistrata

Spurge, toothedSpurge, toothed
Euphorbia dentata

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

Publication No. IPM1023-23