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Euphorbia myrsinites L.
Myrtle Spurge; Tithymalus myrsinites (L) Hill

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Euphorbia myrsinites L.
myrtle spurge

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General Information
Symbol: EUMY2
Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
TIMY2 Tithymalus myrsinites (L.) Hill


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Euphorbiales
Family Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Genus Euphorbia L. – spurge
Species Euphorbia myrsinites L. – myrtle spurge

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Colorado myrtle spurge A list (noxious weeds)
Oregon myrtle spurge "B" designated weed myrtle spurge Quarantine
U.S. Weed Information
Euphorbia myrsinites myrtle spurge This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.

Wetland Status

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Kemper Center for Home Gardening (EUMY2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (EUMY2)
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CO-Noxious Weed Management Program (Dept. of Agriculture) (EUMY2)
Canada-University of British Columbia Botanical Garden (EUMY2)
Invasive Species (EUMY2)
NC-Plant Fact Sheet (EUMY2)
NC-Poisonous Plants of North Carolina (EUMY2)
New Zealand-Dunedin Botanic Garden (EUMY2)
North American Rock Garden Society (EUMY2)
USDI, BLM: National List of Invasive Weed Species of Concern (EUMY2)
WI-UofW Madison Botanical Garden (EUMY2)
www.efloras.org (EUMY2)



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Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites
Myrtle Spurge
ID: 0000 0000 0305 0342 [detail]
© 2003 Krzysztof Kozminski

Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites
Myrtle Spurge
ID: 0000 0000 0305 0347 [detail]
© 2003 Krzysztof Kozminski

Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites
ID: 0000 0000 0107 0804 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites
ID: 0000 0000 0107 0805 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

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