Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Chamaesyce geyeri (Engelm.) Small image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Euphorbiaceae
Chamaesyce geyeri (Engelm.) Small
Geyer's sand-mat, Geyer's spurge
Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
geyeri: for Carl Andreas Geyer (1809-1853)
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Status: Native
Plant: sprawling, annual, 4"-12" tall forb, leaves and stems hairless, simply branched from the base, milky juice
Flower: white, no petals or sepals; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:3-lobed capsule with 3 smooth, roundly 3-angled seeds seed drawing
Leaf:oblong to widely-elliptical, with smooth edges
Habitat: dry; prairies, dunes; in sandy soil

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Euphorbia geyeri Engelm.
Euphorbia geyeri Engelm. var. wheeleriana Warnock & M.C.Johnst.

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