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Plant Details

Euphorbia polygonifolia (= Chamaesyce polygonifolia)

Northern Seaside Spurge, Northern Dune Spurge, Northern Sandmat

Scientific Name:

Euphorbia polygonifolia (= Chamaesyce polygonifolia)

Common Name:

Northern Seaside Spurge, Northern Dune Spurge, Northern Sandmat

Plant Family

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Light:

full sun

Soil Moisture:

xeric(*)

Bloom Area:

Coast

Northern Seaside Spurge growing in pure sand

Living up to its other common name of Sandmat, this euphorbia hugs the sand of dunes, upper beaches and overwashes. A common plant of beaches and barrier islands

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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