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What type of weed is spurge?

What type of weed is spurge?

A spotted weed that thrives in the heat of summer, spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata) is an unsightly nuisance that not only takes up residence in weak areas of the lawn, but also invades landscape beds, sidewalk cracks, and vegetable gardens.

Is there a weed that looks like Euphorbia?

Petty spurge is found on cultivated ground, such as gardens, fields and waste ground. It displays cup-shaped, green flowers in clusters and oval, green leaves.

Is spotted spurge a broadleaf weed?

It is best to control this summer annual broadleaf weed in late spring or early summer because it is easier to control at this time and the turf will have a greater chance of recovering the areas previously occupied by weeds.

How poisonous is spurge?

Myrtle spurge is poisonous if ingested, causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This plant exudes toxic, milky latex, which can cause severe skin and eye irritations. Although some- times grown as a decorative plant in xeric gardens, myrtle spurge is consid- ered highly invasive and noxious.

Why is spurge bad?

Only the spurge produces white latex from its wounds. As with most euphorbias, the latex is irritating to the skin and poisonous if igested. Some people have fairly serious allergic reactions to the sap, so if you’re doing any hand-pulling, wear gloves. The tiny flowers produce even tinier brown seeds.

Is spurge a winter weed?

Spurge is a common summer annual weed found throughout the United States that can invade weak areas of lawns, gardens and even sidewalk cracks. Although this is mostly a summer weed, it is common for it to continue growing in areas of the southern United States into the winter months.

What is the yellow flower weed called?

Oxalis, also known as wood sorrel, has heart-shaped, clover-like leaves and yellow flowers that open in spring and summer. It prefers a lawn that is thin or overly dry.

What is spurge good for?

Cypress spurge is a plant. The flowering plant and root are used to make medicine. Despite serious safety concerns, people take cypress spurge for breathing disorders, diarrhea, and skin diseases.

Which Euphorbia is toxic?

The Euphorbiaceae family includes trees, succulents and herbaceous plants. [1] Different species of Euphorbia grow all over the world, either wild, or as cultivated specimens in the house or garden. The milky latex or sap is toxic and may cause intense inflammation of the skin and the eye.