|Chamaesyce drummondii - Caustic Weed|
Family - Euphorbiaceae
Common name - Caustic Weed, Flat Spurge
Flowers - Flowers are minute, inconspicuous and borne in small heads at the ends of small branches. Fruit is a round, hairless, 3-celled capsule.
Leaves and stems - Leaves are opposite, ovate, blue-green, 4 to 8mm long, with a very short stalk. Stems are often reddish.
Habit and habitat - Chamaesyce drummondii is a small, hairless prostrate plant, spreading to about 30cm across. It is found in open country, roadsides and disturbed areas. It often occurs as a garden weed.
|Habit and size comparison of Chamaesyce drummondii (Caustic Weed)|
|Tiny 3-celled fruit on the underside of Chamaesyce drummondii (October)|