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Cypress Spurge - Euphorbia cyparissias

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
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, 15–30 cm, branched above. Leaves alternate, linear, entire, numerous, 1–3 cm long, whorled at the base of the umbel. Inflorescence a compact umbel with ovate-cordate bracts. Cyathia ca. 3 mm long; glands with an orangish, lunate appendage (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced ornamental escaped throughout U.S.; native of Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Cypress Spurge — Euphorbia cyparissias.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from