Euphorbia myrsinites

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Euphorbia myrsinites – myrtle spurge. Myrtle spurge is a noxious weed in Colorado.

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But it hasn’t developed limbs, eyes, or even nerves!!!111!!!one!!!!

Henry J said:

But it hasn’t developed limbs, eyes, or even nerves!!!111!!!one!!!!

If you come in contact with this plant’s sap, it will make you regret having grown any of the aforementioned appendages and tissues.

Is myrtle spurge also found in California?

Matt wrote under the picture “Myrtle spurge is a noxious weed in Colorado.”

Wikipedia says “Its cultivation is illegal in the U.S. state of Colorado.[4] Myrtle spurge is classified as a noxious weed in the U.S. state of Oregon, subject to quarantine.” Looks like nobody likes it…but wait: It’s for sale in California: http://www.smgrowers.com/products/p[…]xt=Euphorbia myrsinites&plant_id=2452&page=

Paul Burnett said:

Matt wrote under the picture “Myrtle spurge is a noxious weed in Colorado.”

Wikipedia says “Its cultivation is illegal in the U.S. state of Colorado.[4] Myrtle spurge is classified as a noxious weed in the U.S. state of Oregon, subject to quarantine.” Looks like nobody likes it…but wait: It’s for sale in California: http://www.smgrowers.com/products/p[…]xt=Euphorbia myrsinites&plant_id=2452&page=

Now that I’ve identified it, my father apparently likes this plant enough to have taken cuttings from one growing in a parking lot at the Donald Trump golf course. And the cuttings are thriving in my backyard.

Myrtle Spurge is like having an h-bomb in your garden: if it goes to seed in fertile soil, you’ll have millions of spurges next year. On the other hand, it can survive in sunbaked Georgia clay almost but not quite as well as rosemary.

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