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Chamaesyce lata (Hoary sandmat)
Nugent, Louis R

Chamaesyce lata

Chamaesyce lata (Engelm.) Small

Hoary Sandmat, Hoary Euphorbia

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia lata

USDA Symbol: CHLA10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Deltoid
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Truncate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, ascending to erect, up to about 10 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Minute flowers, male and female.


USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , 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 lata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chamaesyce lata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chamaesyce lata


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

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