Spotted Spurge

Spotted Spurge

Euphorbia maculata


Chamaesyce maculata, Euphorbia supina, Prostrate Spurge,

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer Annual
Growth Habit: Low branching dense mat
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Toothed at the apex
Leaf Hairs: Hairy
Leaf Structure: Ovate to oblong with an unequal leaf base on short petioles Maroon upper leaf spot
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite, Plant parts contain a milky sap.
Root Type: Small taproot along with fibrous root system
Flower Color: Inconspicuous between leaves and stem.


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Herbicidal Control Options

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

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