Spotted Sandmat Euphorbia maculata Linnaeus    Synonyms: Chamaesyce maculata, Chamaesyce tracyi, Euphorbia supina, Spotted Spurge.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Euphorbiales   >   Family Euphorbiaceae   >   Genus Euphorbia   

Status:

This native annual is widespread and common in disturbed habitats.

"Florida to Texas and Mexico, north to New England, New York, etc." (Reed, 1964).

Description:

Note the tiny white flowers and deep reddish leaf centers on this low, creeping plant. Other key features include hairy stems, sparsely haired leaves and milky liquid that exudes from a broken stem.

There are 223 records in the project database.

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Spotted Sandmat blooming in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/28/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/22/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Somerset Co., Maryland (9/2/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/16/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat blooming in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/15/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Kent Co., Maryland (9/3/2013). Verified by Nathan Taylor. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Kent Co., Maryland (9/3/2013). Verified by Nathan Taylor. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Kent Co., Maryland (9/3/2013). Verified by Nathan Taylor. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat, also known as Spotted Spurge, in Beltsville, Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/2012). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/1/2017). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/10/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/26/2020). (c) Emily Summerbell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emily Summerbell, Ph.D. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/28/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/3/2012). (c) Sam Droege, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/8/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/3/2012). (c) Sam Droege, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (7/2/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/22/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Howard Co., Maryland (7/17/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/30/2016). (c) Michael Skvarla, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Michael Skvarla via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Harford Co., Maryland (7/3/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Harford Co., Maryland (7/27/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Spotted Sandmat in Somerset Co., Maryland (10/18/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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