Leafy Spurge

Photo of Leafy Spurge.(a.k.a. Euphorbia esula)

Distinguishing Features

  • Reaches almost 3 feet in height
  • Stems are erect and thickly clustered
  • Leaves are narrow, alternate and 1 to 2 inches long
  • Flowers are yellowish-green in numerous small clusters; petals are fused into a cuplike structure enclosed by paired, heart-shaped, green-yellow bracts
  • Entire plant contains a milky juice

Crimes Committed

  • Choking & the deliberate takeover of native plants
  • Stealing lands, homes & food from wildlife
  • Corrupting & invading open lands, roadsides & recreation areas
  • Costing a bundle for taxpayers to control
  • Wreaking havoc & mayhem on innocent, unsuspecting ecosystems

Join the Invasive Weed Patrol

  • Help stop the spread of this weedy, seedy, desperado
  • Report any sightings to local land managers or rangers
  • Remove all weed seeds from clothing, shoes, pets, camping gear & tire treads

Your Reward

  • Healthy Ecosystems on Your Public Lands