prostrate spurge

Euphorbia maculata

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: spotted spurge, spotted sandmat, large spurge, small spotted sandmat

Leaf Type: Broadleaf

Flowers: Pink-red or white

Leaves: Oblong leaves with finely serrated edges; some hair

Life Cycle: Summer annual

A low, spreading plant with long stems that have small, oval leaves in rows along the stem. Leaves usually display a dark purple splotch at the center. Inconspicuous flowers are in clusters along the stem. Flowers and reseeds rapidly, within a few weeks of germination.

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