Family, Spurge. It is difficult to enumerate the flowers of members of this family as of a particular color, for the distinctive color lies in large glands. (See description of flower of the Spurge Family, p. 9.) In this species the growth is low and slender, from a long, straight root. The numerous stems fork below the middle, bearing a pair of small, oblong, or linear nearly sessile leaves. Peduncles about an inch long.

Sometimes the whole plant has a reddish tinge. It may be found in the spring, common, in sandy soil along the coast from Connecticut to Florida.