Euphorbia maculata L.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
milk-purslane,  more...
[Chamaesyce maculata (L.) Small,  more]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: maculata: spotted, blotched

  Plants: annual forb; prostrate with many braches forming a circular mat; stems up to 16" long, villous, with milky juice

  Leaves: opposite, toothed, dark green and often with a red spot, 1/4"-2/3" long, 1/3 as wide, villous (denser below)

  Flowers: cream, 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms May-Sept.

  Fruits: 3-lobed capsule with 3 mostly smooth, 4-angled seeds becoming gooey when wet seed drawing

  Habitat: disturbed sites

  Conservation Status: Native

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Emmet Judziewicz  
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Emmet Judziewicz  
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Merel Black  
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Emmet Judziewicz  
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Mary Ann Feist  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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