Donkey-tail Spurge - Euphorbiaceae (Family)  Euphorbia myrsinites
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Donkey-tail Spurge
Donkey-tail Spurge


Photo Details
November 3, 2005, Rock Canyon, Utah County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

Non-native -Perennial - Leaves blue green, fleshy, alternate and overlapping which appear  to spiral around the stem.  Plant has many stems and has prostrate to upright growth habit. Blooms April to July- flowers are  bright yellow with 5 to 12 rays. Plant has been used in gardens and has escaped into other areas. All parts are mildly poisonous causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea when ingested. Redness, swelling and blisters after some delay following contact with skin but normally not severe or long-lasting.

Syn. Blue Spurge, Myrtle Spurge - Pronunciation: yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee   yoo-FOR-bee-uh   mire-SIN-ih-teez

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