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Urban Spurge - Euphorbia agraria

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Glabrous perennial with spreading roots. Stems erect, 30–70 cm. Leaves alternate, oblong to ovate, entire, cordate, 25–45 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal umbel with yellow-green, reniform bracts and solitary, bracteate cyathia in upper leaf axils. Cyathia 2–3 mm long; the 4 yellowish glands with a lunate appendage. Capsule 2–3 mm long, rugose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced sporadically to northern U.S.; native to Europe; known from Sweet Grass and Wheatland counties (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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