EPPO Global Database

Euphorbia serpens(EPHSN)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EPHSN
  • Preferred name: Euphorbia serpens
  • Authority: Kunth


Tropical America, widely introduced as a weed throughout the tropics, and in the Mediterranean zone (Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands, Greece...). 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Chamaesyce serpens (Kunth) Small
Euphorbia minutiflora Brown

Common names
Name Language
creeping spurge English (US)
matted sandmat English
euphorbe rampante French
hierba de la golondrina Spanish (HN)
hierba meona Spanish
pichoga Spanish (CL)
yerba meona Spanish (AR)
euforbia serpeggiante Italian
молочай ползучий Russian
yayık sütleğen Turkish
chalavluv zochel Hebrew
חֲלַבְלוּב זוֹחֵל Hebrew
lleterola repent Catalan
pú gēn dà jǐ Chinese
匍根大戟 Chinese