Caustic Spurge
Flowers & Young Fruit
Ellura
Old Man's Beard
Whole
 
                      
Caustic Spurge (Euphorbia drummondii)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Vines
Order: Spurges & Allies (Malpighiales)
Family: Spurge (Euphorbiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Caustic Spurge (Euphorbia drummondii)
This Photo:     Over-ripe Fruit
Synonym: Chamaesyce drummondii
Other names: Caustic Creeper, Caustic Weed, Creeping Caustic, Flat Spurge, Mat-spurge or Milkweed

Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere

Copyright © 2005-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-May-2005
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)