Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Chamaesyce albomarginata (Torrey & Gray) Small
(Rattlesnake Weed, Rattleweed Spurge)

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Status: Native

Anisophyllum albomarginatum (Torrey & Gray) Klotzsch & Garcke
Euphorbia albomarginata Torrey & Gray

Chamaesyce albomarginata is a prostrate herb found on dry sandy benches along creeks, in sidewalks and driveways, and in waste areas throughout most of the lower to middle elevations of the Gila National Forest. Although the floral bracts are bright white and much more noticeable, the name "albomarginata" actually refers to a thin whitish margin along the leaf.
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Chamaesyce albomarginata, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Gold Gulch, May 2, 2007

Chamaesyce albomarginata, micro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, Aug. 12, 2008

Chamaesyce albomarginata, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Newby Road near Bill Evans Lake, April 17, 2009

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