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