LEAFY SPURGE
(Euphorbia esula L.)

GROWTH HABIT: Perennial, erect, up to 3' tall, spreading by seed or creeping roots.

LEAVES: Alternate, long, narrow, 1/4" wide and 2" long, usually drooping.

STEMS: Branched near top, hairless, entire plant contains milky sap.

FLOWERS:   Inconspicuous, surrounded by large heart shaped floral leaves which turn yellow- green near maturity.

ROOTS: Brown, numerous pink buds, deep, spreading, very persistent.

OTHER: Grows in nearly all soil types and habitats. Seed is thrown to 20' by exploding seed capsule.

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