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Garden spurge, Chamaesyce hirta

 

Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)

Group: Dicot

Life span: Annual

Origin: North America

Growth form: Forb/herb

Prostrate growth habit.  Leaves are opposite, have toothed margins, purple around mid-rib, have short stalks, and the base of the leaf is asymmetrical.  Hairs on stems and leaves. Flowers are in groups and produce a 3 sided fruit. Stems contain milky sap. 

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