Common name: Prostrate spurge
Origin: Eastern U.S.
U.S. Distribution: Eastern and Pacific U.S. coasts
Foliage: Opposite, ovate to oblong, toothed to entire, often purple mottled
Flowers: Reduced, imperfect without calyx and corolla, grouped into clusters
Bloom time: July - September
Habitat: Likes full sun, found in diverse areas including well travelled areas, forming a mat-like covering
Soil: Can tolerate a variety of soil types
Other: Milky latex may cause skin irritation. Poisonous, especially to cattle.
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