Euphorbia humifusa Willd.
  • Enum. Pl. Hort. Berol. , Suppl.: 27 (1814)
  • Euphorbe couchée

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Euphorbia humifusa Willd. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 04 Feb 2023'

General Information

Herbs, annual, 20(-30) cm tall. Root fibrous, 2-3 mm, usually single. Stems many from base, prostrate or ascending, 1-3 mm thick, often red or pinkish red, glabrous or pilose. Leaves opposite; stipules membranous, deeply divided into often threadlike lobes, to 1.5 mm, caducous; petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade oblong or elliptic, 5-10 × 3-6 mm, adaxially green, abaxially light green, sometimes light red, both surfaces glabrous or pilose, base obliquely truncate, margin finely serrulate above middle, apex obtuse. Cyathia single, axillary, peduncle 1-3 mm; involucre turbinate, ca. 1 × 1 mm, marginal lobes 4, triangular; glands 4, oblong, appendages white or pink-red. Male flowers many, as high as cup. Female flower: ovary 3-angular-ovoid, smooth and glabrous; styles free, persistent; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule 3-angular-ovoid-globose, ca. 2 × 2.2 mm, smooth. Seeds 3-angular-ovoid-globose, ca. 1.3 × 0.9 mm, gray, each side smooth; caruncle absent. Fl. and fr. May-Oct. 2n = 22*.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora of China @
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 


    Ähnlich wie E. maculata, aber vollständig kahl. Blätter 1,5–2,5mal so lang wie breit, meist ohne roten Fleck vorn gezähnelt. Samen weiss bis graubraun, stumpfkantig, ohne Querrippen.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 


    6–9. Gartenwege, Bahnareale, Schuttplätze, kollin. CH zerstreut.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Other Local Names

    Euphorbe couchéeFrenchCH
    Niederliegende WolfsmilchGermanCH
    Euforbia atterrataItalianCH


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
    • B All Rights Reserved
    Flora of China @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online Consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).