SW Idaho matted weed identification

 
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SW Idaho matted weed identification

Raifu
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A matting weed with rocks; probably a Euphorbia.
A matting weed; probably a Euphorbia.
A matting weed; probably a Euphorbia.

I think it's some kind of Euphorbia similar to Euphorbia serpens, Euphorbia prostata and Euphorbia maculata, but is seems to grow flatter with smaller, rounder leaves than those (maybe you can't tell its flat tendancy now, with the rain we've had). It's one of the most drought-tolerant plants I know, and isn't hesitant to grow on compact, hard, dry, clay-ish soil (without rain).

It seems to root along the stem as it grows. If you don't pull it up young, it's hard to remove.

I personally like it, and think it could potentially be great for living mulch.

id_
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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