Chamaesyce albomarginata

credit: Stan Shebs/CCSA

Dense, thin mats of small, roundish opposite leaves and slender stems have milky sap, and have many tiny white flower-like cups. Habit: native perennial herb; creeping, branched stems, green to poink; white milky sap. Height: stems to 10 in (25 cm) long. Leaf: tiny, opposite, dusty green with lighter margin, held horizontally, broadly ovate to oblong or round, with opposite stems connected; to 0.35 in (9 mm) long and almost as wide. Flower: small flower-like structure, at most 0.5 in (12 mm) wide, with 4-5 wide oval bracts, white with brownish-red throat; on short stalk at each leaf node.

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