Cypress Spurge

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Plant Bio

Common Name:Cypress spurge
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Genus:Euphorbia
Species:cyparissias
Classification/Rank:Extremely Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• do not spread rapidly but they do progress with a fierce tenacity. • difficult to control because of its extensive rhizomatous roots. • forms dense stands that are a threat to open canopy habitat

Description

• perennial herb usually has a height of 10 to 80 cm
• petal-like bracts are usually green-yellow; grows a fruit that when mature explodes to spread seeds up to 4.9 m; also reproduces through lateral root buds on well developed root system which allows it to spread quick and densely
• releases a milky juice when stem or leaves are broken
• easily identified by its leaves, which are small and linear (they have a length of 2 to 4 cm and a width of 1 to 2 mm)

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