Leafy spurge


Latin name:

Euphorbia esula

Native to:



Regional Distribution:
Leafy spurge is sporadically distributed around the Columbia Shuswap region and in Mount Revelstoke National Parks. There have also been reported sightings south of Chase, BC.

Leafy spurge is a perennial plant with cup shaped yellowy-green petals below each seed head. The leaves are narrow and pointed, growing along the main stem of the plant.

The best control is prevention and early action.
For recommended control methods please visit this resource from the Invasive Species Council of BC website.

Fun facts:
Leafy spurge contains a milky latex that can be irritating to humans and livestock upon contact. It is recommended to wear gloves when removing this plant.