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Euphorbia hirta (syn. Chamaesyce hirta)

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(Asthma Plant)

FAMILY

Euphorbiaceae

Species

Euphorbia hirta (syn. Chamaesyce hirta

Common name(s)

Asthma Plant

Flower colour; life form

Flowers greenish. Herb, usually less than 40 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Plant with copious sap/latex. Leaves opposite to about 3 cm long, margins serrated, hairs present on lower surface. Flowers clustered into axils of the leaves.

Chamaesyce hirta