Spurge – Leafy

Euphora esula

Family Spurge (Euphorbiaceae)
Bloom Spring, summer, fall
Habitat Dry, fields, roadsides
Status Non-Native INVASIVE
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-2′
Flower Flowers form flat clusters. Individual flowers are actually 2 large colored bracts that surround an extremely small green flower.
Leaf Leaves are narrow, lance-shaped, 1-3″ long scattered on the stem.
Notes This is a very aggressive European import officially considered a noxious weed in Michigan. If the rootstock is cut, each root section will grow into a new plant.

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