spurge, hyssop

COMMON NAME: Spurge, hyssop
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaesyce hyssopifolia
FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Leaves opposite with short peduncle, glabrous. Stem green, red, or purple. Growth habit mostly
up right. Leaves not symmetrical at base of plant.
DESCRIPTION: Similar to spotted spurge but growth is more upright and plant generally larger. Not common in
frequently mowed areas.

Broad View Infestation along a fence row

Broad View
Infestation along a fence row

Leaf Leaf closeup

Leaf
Leaf closeup

Additional Milky sap from broken stem

Additional
Milky sap from broken stem