Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Chamaesyce nutans (Lag.) Small image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black
Family Euphorbiaceae
Chamaesyce nutans (Lag.) Small
eye-bane, nodding spurge
Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
nutans: nodding or drooping, usually the flowers
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Status: Native
Plant: more or less erect, annual, up to 32" tall forb, young leaves and stems hairy, milky juice; stems reddish
Flower: 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:3-lobed capsule with 3 gray to light brown seedsseed drawing
Leaf:opposite, narrowly oblong, toothed, 1/3 as wide as long, often asymmetric
Habitat: dry to moist; disturbed areas

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Chamaesyce list Google- Images or Text
Chamaesyce maculata auct. non (L.) Small
Chamaesyce preslii (Guss.) Arthur
Euphorbia maculata auct. non L.
Euphorbia nutans Lag.
Euphorbia preslii Guss.

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