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Last updated 1/28/2013 by David Giblin.
Euphorbia virgata Waldst. & Kit.[FNA, HC2]
wolf's milk, leafy spurge

Publication: Descr. Icon. Pl. Hung. 2: 176–177, pl. 162. 1804.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Draft FNA: "Euphorbia virgata is native to Europe and temperate Asia. The species is here treated as the widespread, weedy, "leafy spurge" that is a pest plant across much of the northern flora area. Euphorbia virgata is similarly widespread and weedy across much of its native range in Europe and Asia, whereas the true E. esula is much more restricted in range and is never as pervasive and weedy as E. virgata in either its native range or in the flora area."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Euphorbia esula L., misapplied[HC]