Common Name

Rough-seeded Spurge




Annual or short-lived perennial forb to 50cm tall. Stems somewhat fleshy. Leaves alternating up the lower stems, almost opposite each other above, 1-3cm long, 3-10mm wide, flat, hairless, margins entire or slightly toothed, tips blunt. Male and female flowers on the same plant. Flowers with 0 petals, green, with 4 yellow glands. Flowers small (less than 3mm across, in small heads that look like a single flower, each head composed of 5 bundles of male flowers surrounding 1 female flower, at the bases of the leaves or at the ends of short branches.

Short description (page 456) and photo (page 457) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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