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Steve Dewey, Utah State University,

Myrtle spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites

Myrtle spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in Washington in 2003.

Frequently sold as a rock garden plant, this plant is rapidly expanding into sensitive ecosystems. Myrtle spurge is classified as a noxious weed in the U.S. state of Oregon, subject to quarantine. The milky sap can cause significant skin and eye irritations. .

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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