Myrtle Spurge
Euphorbia myrsinites

Adult
Myrtle spurge adult
This short-lived perennial is native to Eurasia and is often found in ornamental landscapes. It often escapes to dry foothills, rangelands and waste areas. It is drought tolerant and thrives in nutrient poor, sandy or rocky soils.
Seedling
Myrtle spurge seedling
Stems grow 8" to 10" tall. Bluegreen leaves are thick and waxy with smooth margins. Flowers appear on the tips of stems and are a bright yellow-green color.
Infestation
Myrtle spurge patch
Myrtle spurge spreads by seed which can be ejected up to 15' when seed capsules open. It can also reproduce by root fragments.
Leaf
Myrtle spurge leaf
Sap
Myrtle spurge sap
The milky sap is toxic to humans and cattle.