Calflora
Taxon  Report   3557    
Euphorbia lathyris  L.
Compass plant,  Gopher plant, Moleplant
Euphorbia lathyris, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Euphorbia
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Euphorbia lathyrus
PLANTS: Galarhoeus lathyris
PLANTS: Tithymalus lathyris
More information about  Euphorbia lathyris

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 14, 2019).