hairy spurge, more...
[Chamaesyce rafinesquii (Greene) Arthur, more]
Etymology: Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
Plants: erect to sprawling, annual, up to 16" long, hairy forb with milky juice
Leaves: unevenly oblong to oval, toothed, 1/2-2/3 as wide as long
Flowers: 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: smooth, strongly 3-lobed capsule with 3 gray to light brown seeds
Habitat: disturbed areas, roadsides, fields
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos