Geyer's sand-mat, more...
[Chamaesyce geyeri (Engelm.) Small, more]
Etymology: Chamaesyce: ancient Greek Chamai meaning "on the ground" for a kind of prostrate plant
Plants: sprawling, annual, 4"-12" tall forb, leaves and stems hairless, simply branched from the base, milky juice
Leaves: oblong to widely-elliptical, with smooth edges
Flowers: white, no petals or sepals; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: 3-lobed capsule with 3 smooth, roundly 3-angled seeds
Habitat: dry; prairies, dunes; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native