Euphorbia esula - Euphorbiaceae Family - Perennial
Caution!! All parts of leafy spurge contain a caustic
latex sap that can result in skin irritation, redness, swelling, and blisters.
Leafy spurge is toxic to horses, cattle, and humans.
Prevention (Prev) Monitor and destroy new plants before seed production.
Mechanical (Mech) Hand pulling, digging, cutting, mowing and tilling.
Cultural (Cult) Biological control agents, livestock grazing, and revegetation practices.
Chemical (Chem) Selective herbicides based on the plant and the specific location. Check our weed fact sheets for specific control information.
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
University. Leafy spurge prevention and control
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State University Extension. (2013, November). Leafy spurge – 3.107. Retrieved from http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/natural-resources/leafy-spurge-3-107/
Sheley, R. et. al. Leafy Spurge: Biology,
ecology and management [PDF file]. Retrieved from
Mary. (2016, May 28). Management of leafy
spurge with herbicide. Retrieved from https://www.techlinenews.com/articles/2013/invasive-watch-leafy-spurge
& Messersmith, C. (2013, January). Leafy
Spurge: Identification and chemical control [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/weeds/w765.pdf