Plant. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Plant. Photo: Barry Breckling, California

Line drawing in Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions . Vol. 2: 467

Common Name

Eyebane, Spotted Spurge





Introduced annual forb, prostrate, often forming dense mats, sometimes to 30cm tall. Leaves opposite each other, 0.2-1.3cm long, 0.5-4mm wide, flat, hairy, margins finely toothed to entire. Male and female flowers on the same plant. Flowers small (less than 3mm across) with 0 petals, green to reddish with purplish to pink to white lobed appendages to 0.5mm wide, in small heads that look like a single flower, each head composed of several male flowers surrounding 1 female flower, at the bases of the leaves or at the ends of short branches. Chamaesyce maculata in NSW.

PlantNET description (as Chamaesyce maculata):