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Euphorbia serpyllifolia


Thymeleaf Sandmat, Thyme-leafed Spurge

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalpighialesA broad group encompassing 16,000 species
FamilyEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia or spurge family
GenusEuphorbiaAn extremely diverse-looking genus of mostly tropical and subtropical succulent plants. For Euphorbus, corpulent Greek physician of Juba II, King of Mauretania. Literally, “euphorbia” means “well-fed”
SpeciesserpyllifoliaWith leaves like those of thyme, Serpyllum

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Euphorbia serpyllifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Euphorbia serpyllifolia (Thymeleaf Sandmat, Thyme-leafed Spurge)

8/26/2014 · Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, Grants, NM
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)