P. Rodney Thompson
Director


Address:

 

829 South Coleman
Tooele, UT 84074

Telephone Number:


Main: (435) 843-3204

 

Hours:

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
Except Holidays
Closed Fridays

Weed Control Division - Noxious Weeds


 

Leafy Spurge
(Euphorbia esula L.)

Growth Habit:
Perennial, erect, up to 3 feet tall, spreading by seed or creeping roots.

Leaves:
Alternate, long, narrow, 1/4 inch wide and 2 inches long, usually drooping.

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

Flower:
Inconspicuous, surrounded by large heard 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 feet by exploding seed capsule.
Leafy Spurge

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Tooele County | 47 South Main Street | Tooele, UT 84074 | Telephone: (435) 843-3100