Euphorbia chamaesyce

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Euphorbia chamaesyce
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
E. chamaesyce
Binomial name
Euphorbia chamaesyce

Euphorbia chamaesyce, the prostrate spurge, is an annual plant in the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to southern North America, and has been introduced and established in other areas of North America and other countries worldwide.

It is a prostrate plant, with stems growing along the ground up to 45 cm or longer. The leaves are oval in shape, up to one cm long, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are very small, with four greenish white petals. It grows in sunny locations and a variety of soils, and is frequently found as a weed in gardens. The seeds are sharply quadrangular in shape, about 1mm long, and marked with 3 or 4 transverse ridges.[1]


  1. ^ Gleason, A Henry (1963), The new Britton and Brown illustrated flora of the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, 2, p. 485