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006  Euphorbia maculata L.

Euphorbiaceae

Nome comune: Euforbia macchiata

Chamaesyce maculata (syn. Euphorbia maculata L., variously called Spotted spurge or Prostrate spurge), is an annual plant in the family Euphorbiaceae, native to North America. It is a variably prostrate to erect plant, with stems growing along the ground up to 45 cm long, but only reaching up to 30 cm tall. The leaves are oval, up to 3 cm long, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are very small, with four white petals. It grows in sunny locations and a variety of soils, and is frequently found as a weed in gardens.