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Chamaesyce maculata

 
Chamaesyce maculata
spotted spurge
Synonym(s) Euphorbia maculata; Euphorbia supina
Common name spotted spurge
Family euphorbiaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers insignificant
Size groundhugger
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Not a particularly troublesome weed in our garden - we find it mainly in open areas such as our vegetable garden, where it forms roundish mats of tiny-leaved spreading stems that radiate out from a central stem/root. It pulls right up.
Not sure of the exact species identification - it may be C. humistrata or C. prostrata instead.

This is a weed in our garden

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