Chamaesyce cordifolia (Elliot) Small - Heartleaf Sandmat
Family - Euphorbiaceae
Flowers showing white, light-pink, and dark pink shades.
Flowering - June - November.
Habitat - Sandhills, disturbed sites.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This little species can be found in the southern 1/3 of Alabama in sandy habitats. The plant can be identified by its glabrous fruits and stems, fimbriate stipules, white and pink flowers, and prostrate habit. The stems bleed a milky sap when broken.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 10-2-04.