Invasive Plant Species on the Sunshine Coast

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Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia Esula)

About Leafy Spurge

Leafy Spurge is considered among the most ‘unwanted’ invasive plant in BC. It is a unique competitive plant because it produces a compound that actively inhibits the growth of other plants nearby. It spreads quickly with an extensive root system and the seed capsules open explosively, dispersing seed up to 5 m (16ft) from the parent plant. It has clusters of petite, yellowish-green flowers supported by distinctive heart-shaped leaves just below the flowers. It is a bushy plant that grows to 1 m (3ft) tall with narrow leaves that spiral around the stem.

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