Invasive Plants of Wisconsin

Euphorbia cyparissias L.
cypress spurge
Family: Euphorbiaceae
plant plant plant cyathium flowers fall condition
live plants plant plant inflorescence young fruit fall condition

Euphorbia cyparissias is a clonal herbaceous species of sunny sites. It is most prominent in road rights-of-way and in abandoned fields, but it also invades native grasslands and barrens. It is very difficult to remove once it has become well established. The leaves are long, and narrow and the sap is white and sticky and is reported to be potentially toxic.

known Wisconsin distribution


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