Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Chamaesyce vermiculata (Raf.) House image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Euphorbiaceae
Chamaesyce vermiculata (Raf.) House
hairy spurge, worm-seed sand-mat
Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
vermiculata: worm-like
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect to sprawling, annual, up to 16" long, hairy forb with milky juice
Flower: 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:smooth, strongly 3-lobed capsule with 3 gray to light brown seeds seed drawing
Leaf:unevenly oblong to oval, toothed, 1/2-2/3 as wide as long
Habitat: disturbed areas, roadsides, fields

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Chamaesyce list Google- Images or Text
Chamaesyce rafinesquii (Greene) Arthur
Euphorbia hirsuta (Torr.) Wiegand
Euphorbia hypericifolia L. var. hirsuta Torr.
Euphorbia rafinesquii Greene
Euphorbia vermiculata Raf.

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