Leafy Spruge

Leafy Spruge

Euphorbia esula


Faitour's Grass Tithymalus esula

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Erect clumps of woody stems
Propagation: Seed, lateral roots
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Sessile linear to lanceolate
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate that are arranged in a spiral at the stem. Plant parts contain milky sap.
Root Type: Vertical Fleshy roots with horizontal surface roots
Flower Color: Small, yellow, cup-like with yellow-green bracts


Similar Species

  • Spurge, Cypress Euphorbia cyparissias
  • Toadflax, Yellow Linaria vulgaris

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Dithiopyr, Isoxaben, Oryzalin, Pendimethalin, Prodiamine
  • Post Emergence: Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, MCPA, Metribuzin, Mecoprop-p, Trifloxysulfuron

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.