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Chamaesyce prostrata (Prostrate sandmat)
Stone, Robert L.

Chamaesyce prostrata

Chamaesyce prostrata (Aiton) Small

Prostrate sandmat, Ground spurge

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia chamaesyce, Euphorbia prostrata

USDA Symbol: chpr6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Venation: Palmate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Serrate
Leaf Base: Cordate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Both male and female flowers are very small.


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , GA , HI , IA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , NM , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Patsy Glenn Refuge - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 1116 Collected Oct 12. 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0349 Collected May 19, 1993 in Bexar County by Louise Morrell

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Chamaesyce prostrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chamaesyce prostrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2011-08-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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