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Flat-Seeded Spurge
(Chamaesyce platysperma )
Euphorbiaceae

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Description: Annual. Stems with-out hairs (glabrous), lying flat on the ground (prostrate), and 4-10 inches (1-2.5dm) long. Leaf oblong to obovate (tip rounded), with smooth edge, without hairs, and 2/8 - 3/8 inches (5-10mm) long. Fruit is a hairless capsule. Seed is white, 2.5 - 3mm long, flattened top to bottom, and with a smooth surface. 

Distribution:

Habitat: Sandy soil less than 100 meters.

Flowering Period: Blooms February - September

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

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Field Office: Palm Springs, El Centro

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010