EPPO Global Database

Euphorbia thymifolia(EPHTH)

Code created in: 2002-02-13

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EPHTH
  • Preferred name: Euphorbia thymifolia
  • Authority: Linnaeus


USA (Florida), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone). Introduced in Western Asia (Iran, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China, Japan, Africa (Mauretania, Niger, Tchad, Sénégal to Nigeria and Cameroon, Gabon, Zaïre, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia (Western, Northern, Queensland)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Chamaesyce thymifolia (Linnaeus) Millspaugh
Euphorbia afzelii Brown

Common names
Name Language
chickenweed English
dwarf spurge English
gulf sandmat English
red caustic creeper English
thyme-leaved spurge English
thymianblättrige Wolfsmilch German
euphorbe à feuilles de thym French
golondrina Spanish
poinsétia-brava Portuguese
iriomote-nishiki-sô Japanese
イリオモテニシキソウ Japanese
qiān gēn cǎo Chinese
千根草 Chinese