Spotted Spurge (Chamaesyce maculata)

also known as: Prostrate Spurge, Milk Purslane and Spotted Sandmat
It is also commonly designated Euphorbia maculata


Division - Magnoliaphyta
Class - Magnoliopsida
Subclass - Rosidae
Order - Euphorbiales
Family - Euphorbiaceae
Genus - Chamaesyce/Euphorbia


This is a common annual weed. It usually grows close to the ground, in creeping fashion. If allowed to grow in optimal conditions, it is a very appealing plant but it is most often growing in less than ideal conditions, growing out of cracks or under other weeds, often well trodden.



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