Dāpijbok (Chamaesyce prostrata - Euphorbiaceae) OR

(Chamaesyce prostrata - C. Thymifolia)

Description: This small herb produces many branches from its base. The stems grow to be 5-29 cm (2-8 in) long and produce tiny flowers. The sap is milky.

Distribution: Dāpijbok plants are alien pantropic weeds, native to tropical America. They probably arrived in the Marshall Islands recently. The name dāpijbok means "to hold onto the sand."

Uses: Parts of the plants are used for medicinal purposes.

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