An atypical Chamaesyce with stems up to 1 meter tall (usually
shorter) and oval, toothed leaves with prominent veins. Flowers are
clustered at the ends of the branches. Flower appendages white to pink,
unequal in size (two large, two small). The relatively large leaves,
sparse branches, and erect growth habit give this plant a unique ladderlike
appearance. Common in waste places, roadsides, etc. after summer
rains begin, and blooms until frost.
FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)