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Cypress Spurge

Euphorbia cyparissias


Low growing, erect plant with fine, needle-like leaves. Green/yellow flower cluster at top of plant. Emits a milky sap when plant is broken. Seed pods can expel seeds up to 16 feet from plant.


Sunken Meadow State Park, New York. Growing along the sides of the trail and in the dunes near the beach (sandy soil). Prefers open, disturbed areas.


Native to Europe and introduced to North America originally as an ornamental plant. Is considered invasive or noxious in some areas. Potentially toxic to some livestock.

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Fort Salonga, New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

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