Chamaesyce serpyllifolia

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Thymeleaf sandmat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. serpyllifolia
Binomial name
Euphorbia serpyllifolia
  • E. serpyllifolia subsp. hirtula
  • E. serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia

Chamaesyce serpyllifolia (common name thymeleaf sandmat), is a plant found in the southwestern United States.


The Zuni people use the serpyllifolia subspecies plant used a cathartic, an emetic, and to increase the flow of milk in a breastfeeding mother.[1] The leaves are also chewed for the pleasant taste and used to sweeten corn meal.[2]


  1. ^ Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p. 51)
  2. ^ Stevenson, p.67