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Chamaesyce polygonifolia

Chamaesyce polygonifolia (L.) Small

Seaside Sandmat

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia polygonifolia

USDA Symbol: CHPO6

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Linear
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The male and female flowers dont have petals or sepals but surrounded by 4 petal-like parts.

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , VA , WI
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: In sandy soil of dunes and beaches.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU UPL UPL
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-08-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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