Taxon  Report   11684 
Euphorbia virgata  Waldst. & Kit.
Leafy spurge
Euphorbia virgata
© © 2001 CDFA
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Euphorbia virgata
© 2001 CDFA
Euphorbia virgata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high - ALERT (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Euphorbia virgata
© 2001 CDFA
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Euphorbia
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Euphorbia esula
More information about  Euphorbia virgata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (EUESU)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 25, 2016).

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