Spotted Spurge (Euphorbia maculata or Chamaesyce maculata)

Quick Facts

Common Name(s):

Spotted Spurge, Milk Purslane, Spotted Matweed, Creeping Spurge

Genus / Species:

Euphorbia maculata

Cool / Warm Season:

Warm Season

Type: Broadleaf or Grass


Summer Annual

Leaf Arrangement:



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low lying areas, lawns

Distribution: Widespread across the county



Originally from:  
For more information on Spotted Spurge, click the image below for an article by MG Sara Thompson:

Whole Plant Seedling Stage Leaves
Stems Leaves & Stems Seedpod


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