Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chamaesyce glyptosperma (Engelm.) Small image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           
Family Euphorbiaceae
Chamaesyce glyptosperma (Engelm.) Small
rib-seed sand-mat, ridge-seeded spurge
Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
glyptosperma: from glypto, "to carve," and sperma, in compound words signifying "seeded," thus "carved-seeded," the ashen-gray globose seeds being coarsely pitted
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Status: Native
Plant: sprawling to matting, annual, 4"-12" tall forb, leaves and stems hairless; many mat-forming, compound branches, milky juice
Flower: white, 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:3-angled capsule with the ridged seeds sharply 4-angled seed drawing
Leaf:oblong, mostly the same width at both ends, often asymmetric, some minute teeth at the tip
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Euphorbia glyptosperma Engelm.

         
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