|Common Name:||Leafy spurge|
|Method of Transportation:||Mature seeds can be found up to 4.5 m from the parent plant. The seeds can be transported by animals and are able to float on water.|
|Habitat/Range:||Well adapted to a wide range of habitats but prefers semi-arid areas. Can be found in fields, grasslands, and disturbed sites.|
Leafy spurge (Eurphorbia esula) is a perennial plant with yellowish-green flowers surrounded by distinctive heart-shaped bracts. Leaves are narrow and arranged in a spiral formation on the stems. The plant contains a milky latex that is toxic to some livestock and an irritant to human skin. Wear protective clothing when pulling leafy spurge.