Euphorbia myrsinites - Euphorbiaceae Family - Perennial
Warning!! All parts of myrtle spurge contain a caustic
latex sap that can result in skin irritation, redness, swelling, and
blisters. Caution must be taken not to
get any of the sap on the skin or in the eyes.
If contact does occur, rinse the area thoroughly.
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.
Department of Agriculture. (2015, July). Myrtle
spurge identification and management. Retrieved from https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/myrtle-spurge
County Invasive Species Management. (2017, December). Myrtle Spurge [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/1626/Information-Sheet-on-Myrtle-Spurge-PDF?bidId=
(2009, May 4). Euphorbia myrsinites.
Retrieved from https://wimastergardener.org/article/euphorbia-myrsinites/
State Noxious Weed Control Board. (2003). Written
findings of the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board [PDF form].
Retrieved from https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/images/weeds/Euphorbia-myrsinites-2003.pdf