Leafy Spurge

Euphorbia esula

  1. Perennial with taproot and extensive creeping root system; stems unbranched until flowering; distinct yellowish-green bracts emerge early on plant tops; pods explode propelling seeds.
  2. Herbicide control and targeted grazing (i.e. sheep & goats) can be effective; biological control agents are available; early mowing will reduce seed set.
  3. Saskatchewan Invasive Plant Species Guide
    Identification Guide for Alberta Invasive Plants
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