Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chamaesyce maculata (L.) Small image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll
Family Euphorbiaceae
Chamaesyce maculata (L.) Small
milk-purslane, spotted sand-mat, wart-weed
Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
maculata: Latin for "spotted" or "mottled"
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Status: Native
Plant: matting, annual, up to 16" long forb, young leaves and stems hairy, many branches forming circular mats, milky juice
Flower: cream, 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:3-lobed capsule with 3 mostly smooth, 4-angled seeds becoming gooey when wet seed drawing
Leaf:dark green, toothed, often with a red spot, 1/3"-1/2" as wide as long
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Chamaesyce mathewsii Small
Chamaesyce supina (Raf.) Moldenke
Chamaesyce tracyi Small
Euphorbia maculata L.
Euphorbia supina Raf.

         
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