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Thymeleaf Sandmat
Euphorbia serpyllifolia
  
About Thymeleaf Sandmat (Euphorbia serpyllifolia) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Euphorbia serpyllifolia is a species of euphorb known by the common name thymeleaf sandmat, or thyme-leafed spurge. It is native to a large part of North America from Canada to Mexico, where it is a common member of the flora in many types of habitat. This is an annual herb growing as a prostrate mat or taking a somewhat erect form. The oblong leaves are up to about 1. 5 centimeters long, sometimes hairy and finely toothed along the edges. The tiny inflorescence is a cyathium about a millimeter wide. It bears scalloped white petal-like appendages arranged around the actual flowers. At the center are several male flowers and one female flower, which develops into a lobed, oval fruit up to 2 millimeters wide. This plant had a number of traditional medicinal uses for many Native American groups.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb, Succulent

Size
Size
3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.6" - 77.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 2.75", Coldest Month: 29.0" - 59.8", Hottest Month: 52.5" - 87.7", Humidity: 0.90" - 39.49", Elevation: 13" - 8036"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Thyme-leaf Sandmat, Thyme-leafed Spurge


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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