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Euphoriba esula

LHPrism Status 
Tier 3 - Established

Euphoriba esula: Leafy spurge

Plant identification: 

  • Growth form: strongly rooted broadleaf weed growing 30-70 cm tall
  • Leaf: principal leaves are alternate, broadly linear to narrowly oblong, 3-9 cm long and 3-8 mm wide. Leaves below the flowers are heart-shaped. 
  • Flower: lack sepals and petals. A central female flower is surrounded by five groups of male flowers
  • Fruit: small, three-chambered capsule 3-3.5 mm long and the seed is ellipsoid

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