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Chamaesyce cordifolia

Chamaesyce cordifolia (Elliott) Small

Heartleaf Sandmat

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia cordifolia

USDA Symbol: CHCO11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Cordate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cordate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, occasionally mat-forming, up to about 18 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Minute flowers.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX


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

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chamaesyce cordifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chamaesyce cordifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chamaesyce cordifolia


Record Modified: 2023-02-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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