Common Names: Leafy spurge, green spurge
It is an invasive plant in many areas. Because of its persistent nature and ability to regenerate from small pieces of root, leafy spurge is extremely difficult to eradicate. A herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1 to 1.2 m tall, with several stems branched from the base. The stems are smooth, hairless or slightly hairy. The leaves are small, lanceolate, 4 to 8.5 cm long and up to 1 cm broad, with a slightly wavy margin. The flowers are small, produced in umbels with a basal pair of bright yellow-green petal-like bracts.
Clusters of the bracts appear in late spring, while the actual flowers do not develop until early summer.
Primary Flower Color: Yellow
Secondary Flower Color: Green