Calflora
Taxon  Report   1943    
Chamaesyce serpens  (Kunth) Small  (no longer an active name)
Creeping spurge,  Matted sandmat
Chamaesyce serpens
© 2011 Colin Wilkinson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chamaesyce serpens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Chamaesyce serpens
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Chamaesyce
Communities: wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Euphorbia serpens

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Euphorbia serpens
NOTE: Chamaesyce serpens is no longer an active name.
More information about  Chamaesyce serpens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHSE4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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