EPPO Global Database

Euphorbia hirta(EPHHI)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EPHHI
  • Preferred name: Euphorbia hirta
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Southern USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone). Introduced in Western Asia, India, Japan, China, Malesia, tropical Africa, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand. A widespread weed, sometimes used as a medicinal plant (especially in Africa)

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Chamaesyce hirta (Linnaeus) Millspaugh

Common names
Name Language
asthma herb English
asthma weed English
garden spurge English (US)
hairy spurge English
pill-bearing spurge English
pillpod sandmat English
red milkweed English
snakeweed English
euphorbe pilulifère French
euphorbe poilue French
Jean Robert French
malnommée French
hierba de la golondrina Spanish (HN)
hierba del asama Spanish (MX)
hierba de pelotitas Spanish (MX)
hierba de sapo Spanish
hierba golondrina Spanish (BO)
pimpinela Spanish (CU)
tripa de pollo Spanish
yerba de sapo Spanish
burra leiteira Portuguese
erva andorinha Portuguese
erva-de-Santa-Luzia Portuguese (BR)
luzia Portuguese
shimanishikiso Japanese
taiwannishikiso Japanese
シマニシキソ Japanese
タイワンイシキソ Japanese
молочай волосистый Russian
chalavluv hakkaddurim Hebrew
חֲלַבְלוּב הַכַּדּוּרִים Hebrew
fēi yáng cǎo Chinese
飞扬草 Chinese