Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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

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Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Euphorbiaceae
Chamaesyce polygonifolia (L.) Small
seaside spurge
Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
polygonifolia: polys for "many, frequent, much;" folia for "leaf"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: sprawling, annual, hairless, widely-branched or mat-forming forb with milky juice
Flower: 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:3-lobed capsule with 3 plump, gray, smooth seeds seed drawing
Leaf:opposite, linear-oblong with no teeth
Habitat: dunes, beaches; in sandy soil along Lake Michigan
(Glossary)

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Euphorbia polygonifolia L.

         
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