Other names: Euphorbia maculata, Euphorbia supina, Spotted Spurge.
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Euphorbia family).
Native of America.
Occurrence: A lawn or footpath weed.
This weed appears to have increased its range over recent years.
Name: maculata: spotted.The native Caustic Weed (Chamaesyce drummondii) (or Euphorbia drummondii) is also a small prostrate plant with a milky sap. It is a common grassland plant in northern Victoria. It has greener (i.e less reddish) leaves and branches, and is hairless.