Wildflowers: Hairy Spurge

Hairy spurge ~ Gelang susu

Euphorbia hirta

A small, hardy plant with dull green or purplish-green leaves. The leaves are arranged opposite each other and have toothed margins. Its flowers are tiny and green, growing in clusters between the leaves. It grows on lawns and roadsides.

Status: Least concern, Naturalised (Possibly Indian origin)

Habit: Annual herbaceous

Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting

Ecological Function: Ground cover

Pollinators:  Unknown

Soil: Sand, loam, organic soils

Moisture: Well-drained soil

Shade: Partial shade, no shade

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