Euphorbia hirta L.  
Family: Euphorbiaceae
pillpod sand-mat
[Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp., Euphorbia pilulifera auct. non L.]
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Gerald D. Carr  
Etymology: Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
Plants: sprawling to erect annual, to 24" tall forb; stems usually very hairy
Leaves: 1/4"- 1 1/2" oblong to lance-like
Flowers: greenish; inflorescence of many flowers, in dense, often-stalked cluster from the leaf axils and at the end of the stems
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Euphorbia hirta image
Gerald D. Carr  
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