Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Group: Dicot (Broadleaf)
Annual herb native of subtropical America with an upright growth habit. It is commonly found in cultivated fields and roadsides
Leaves are opposite with a short leaf stalk and asymmetrical at the base. Leaf surface is smooth, occasionally hairy near the base, and margins are toothed.
Flowers are tiny, with four white petal-like lobes that turn pink with age. Fruits are smooth, 3 sided, and do not have hairs.
Stem is erect, branched, green and red, hairless, with a milky sap.
Roots are fibrous from a taproot.
Propagation is by seed.