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Chamaesyce golondrina

Chamaesyce golondrina (L.C. Wheeler) Shinners

Boquillas Sandmat, Swallow Spurge

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia golondrina

USDA Symbol: CHGO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Fruit Type: Capsule , Schizocarp
Size Notes: Plant prostrate and mat-forming. Stems to about 35 cm.
Flower: A cyathium composed of male and female flowers and nectar glands.
Fruit: A three-seeded capsular schizocarp called a regma.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


Native Distribution: Trans-Pecos Texas and adjacent Mexico.
Native Habitat: Sandy soils along the Rio Grande and its tributaries.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 1233 - Rare Plants of Texas: A Field Guide (2007) Poole, J. M.; Carr, W. R.; Price, D. M.; Singhurst...

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-12-10
Research By: JAM

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