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Chamaesyce vermiculata

Chamaesyce vermiculata (Raf.) House

Wormseed Sandmat, Hairy Spurge, Worm-seed Sand-mat

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Chamaesyce rafinesquei, Euphorbia vermiculata

USDA Symbol: CHVE5

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The flowers (male and females separate) have no sepals and no petals and are very small.


USA: AZ , CT , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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