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Chamaesyce glyptosperma (Ribseed sandmat)
Cliffe, Harry

Chamaesyce glyptosperma

Chamaesyce glyptosperma (Engelm.) Small

Ribseed Sandmat, Rib-seeded Sand Mat

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia glyptosperma

USDA Symbol: CHGL13

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Oval
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Entire
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit: Maroon.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers are minute rimmed in white.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NV , NY , OK , OR , SD , TN , TX , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Sand and rock openings, semi-desert.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-02
Research By: DEW

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