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Chamaesyce humistrata

Chamaesyce humistrata (Engelm. ex A. Gray) Small

Spreading Sandmat, Spreading Spurge

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia humistrata

USDA Symbol: CHHU3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to ascending, usually mat-forming, often rooting at nodes, up to about 18 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MN , MO , MS , NJ , OH , OK , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Stream and river banks, gravel bars, floodplains, pond edges and disturbed areas.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 humistrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chamaesyce humistrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chamaesyce humistrata


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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