cypress spurge


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Related to cypress spurge: Euphorbia esula

cypress spurge

n.
A perennial European ornamental plant (Euphorbia cyparissias) having numerous narrow leaves and flower clusters with petaloid bracts.
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Noun1.cypress spurge - Old World perennial having foliage resembling cypresscypress spurge - Old World perennial having foliage resembling cypress; naturalized as a weed in the United States
Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
spurge - any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice
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Just a partial list includes Norway maple, tree of heaven, autumn olive, black locust, euonymus, common and glossy buckthorn, multiflora rose, wineberry, honeysuckle, bittersweet, porcelain berry, swallow worts, bishop's weed, cypress spurge, garlic mustard, dame's rocket, Japanese knotweed, Japanese stilt grass, purple loosestrife, spotted knapweed, yellow flag iris, phragmites, hydrilla and water chestnut.
In the springtime, these spare elements are painted over with a drunken yellow brush as uncontrollable cypress spurge covers the island: bright yellow spears poking up from the stony earth, running riot over the grassy meadows and down to the sea, forcing their way through the cracks in the pavement of the church courtyard, invading even the sacrosanct olive groves.
We walked past the fields of yellow cypress spurge lost now to the summer haze, past the grazing goats, and across the old pier that is missing as many wooden slats as the old goatherd misses teeth.