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Chamaesyce villifera (Hairy sandmat)
Stone, Robert L.

Chamaesyce villifera

Chamaesyce villifera (Scheele) Small

Hairy Sandmat

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Euphorbia villifera, Euphorbia villifera var. nuda

USDA Symbol: CHVI17

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Entire
Leaf Base: Truncate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Male and female flowers are separate on this plant and appear to be creamy-white. There are no petals and no sepals.


Native Habitat: Dry uplands.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0339 Collected May 25, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-08-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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