Stillingia

Stillingia sylvatica

Synonymes :
Queen's Root, Queen's Delight

Stillingia sylvatica
Stillingia sylvatica Arkansas.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malpighiales
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Genus:Stillingia
Species:
S. sylvatica
Binomial name
Stillingia sylvatica
L.

Stillingia sylvatica, known as queen's-delight or queen's delight, is a species of flowering plant in the family Euphorbiaceae. It was described in 1767. It is endemic to the south-central and southeastern United States, growing in sandy areas such as sandhills and pine flatwoods.

It is an herb or subshrub averaging 25–70 cm (9.8–27.6 in) in height. It has alternate, ovate leaves with short petioles, reaching 10 cm (3.9 in) in length and 3 cm (1.2 in) in width. The leaf margins are serrulate to crenulate with incurved teeth. Each crowded inflorescence has four to seven staminate flowers and three to four pistillate flowers. Queen's delight flowers between March and June, fruiting from April to September.

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