Thursday, August 4, 2011

Leucospora, Euphorbia and Mollugo

On the left is Mollugo verticillata.  In the middle is Leucospora multifida.  On the right is Euphorbia maculata.  Growing on the west side of the Entomology Environmental Lab on the Purdue campus.  Euphorbia maculata is growing very well in lawns around here as the dry weather is keeping grass from growing. 

Link to previous post on Mollugo verticillata:

Euphorbia maculata is back again as the current botanical name after the synonym Chamaesyce maculata was defeated in a sumo wrestling match.  

Link to previous post on Euphorbia maculata:

A closer look at the Leucospora multifida.  Once placed in the plant family Scrophularaceae, now it is in the family Plantaginaceae.  This little plant can be found in a wide range of habitats from a crack in a city sidewalk to agricultural fields to the banks of streams far from development.  Pictures taken August 3, 2011.

Link to Leucospora multifida:

Link to Plantaginaceae:

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