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Stony Creek Spurge
(Chamaesyce ocellata ssp. rattanii )
Euphorbiaceae (spurge family)

Stony Creek Spurge
Photo by Dean W. Taylor

Description: Annual plant with hairy, prostrate stems, forming mats.  Leaf blades are ovate, 1/8 to 3/8 inch (4 to 10 mm) long, hairy with acute tips.  Staminate flowers ae white.  Fruit less than 1/8 inch (2 mm) long.

Distribution: Tehama County, restricted to the westside of the valley.

Habitat: Dry stream beds, outcrops, dry gravelly and grassy slopes and flats, and roadsides, at elevations from 85 to 1800 feet (25 to 550 meters).

Flowering Period: May to October

Similar Plants: Chamaesyce ocellata ssp. ocellata

Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010