Common Names: Spotted spurge, prostrate spurge
A typically prostrate plant, with occasional specimens reaching up as high as 30 cm. The stems spread out in a mat along the ground with each stem rarely greater than 45 cm long. The leaves are oval but rather elongate, up to 3 cm long, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are very small, with four white petals that quickly fade to pink. The leaves often are marked with a black dash in the center, a feature that lead to the common name of spotted spurge.
Commonly found as a weed in gardens, waste areas, roadsides, and other open sunny places.
Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Pink