Winged Seed Spurge
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Winged Seed Spurge
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Winged Seed Spurge
Botanical name: Euphorbia notoptera    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)

Winged Seed Spurge is a small annual herb, growing to 30-50 cm tall. Like most spurges, its stems contain milky sap. Stems are cylindrical branched. Leaves occur in distantly placed opposite pairs. They are oblong, 2-4 cm long, blunt-tipped, with minutely toothed margin. Flowers are tiny, pinkish, 2-3 together, with 1 cm long floral leaves at their base. Capsules are 3 mm long, spherical and carpels are winged. Flowering: August-October.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed at Khandala, Maharashtra.
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