Myrtle spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites

Steve Anthony
  A low-growing perennial plant from Eurasia that reproduces from seeds that it can project up to 15 feet. Myrtle spurge has waxy leaves that are blue-green in color, with yellow-green flowers that appear as petal-like bracts. The plants emit a toxic, milky latex when stems are broken - gloves are advised when hand-treating this plant.

Myrtle spurge has trailing, fleshy stems that grow 8 -12 inches high and 12 - 18 inches wide. It is found commonly throughout Glenwood Springs and Battlement Mesa, and small patches have been found in areas of Westbank, Peach Valley, and New Castle.
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