Euphorbia cyparissias
cypress spurge

Euphorbia cyparissias
Euphorbia cyparissias
photo, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Euphorbia cyparissias
Common name: cypress spurge
Group: dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: 6 - 12"
Foliage: alternate leaves; uppermost leaves are whorled are opposite; narrow, and numerous, under 1" long
Flower: broad, terminal umbel, yellowish-green
Flowering time: spring to fall
Habitat: fields, roadsides, waste places, especially common in old cemeteries.
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Like other Euphorbias, it emits a milky sap when broken. Harmful to cattle and horse and difficult to control.