Euphorbia nutans Lag.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
eye-bane, nodding spurge
Euphorbia nutans image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: nutans: drooping, nodding

  Plants: annual forb, stems more or less erect, up to 32" tall, glabrous, reddish, with milky juice

  Leaves: opposite, toothed, narrowly oblong, 1/3"-1 1.3' long, 1/3 as wide as long, often asymmetric, with fine curled hairs when young but becoming glabrous

  Flowers: 4-parted, no petals or sepals but surrounded by petal-like parts; blooms June-Oct.

  Fruits: 3-lobed capsule with 3 gray to light brown seedsseed drawing

  Habitat: dry to moist; disturbed areas

  Conservation Status: Native