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Chamaesyce melanadenia (Red-gland spurge)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Chamaesyce melanadenia

Chamaesyce melanadenia (Torr.) Millsp.

Red-gland Spurge, Squaw Sandmat

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia melanadenia

USDA Symbol: CHME5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec
Bloom Notes: Male and female flowers.


Native Habitat: Dry, stony slopes, flats.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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