leafy spurge


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leafy spurge

n.
A perennial spurge (Euphorbia esula) native to Eurasia, having small greenish flowers surrounded by yellow bracts, and often forming dense colonies in western North American rangelands.
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Noun1.leafy spurge - tall European perennial naturalized and troublesome as a weed in eastern North America
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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Their job was to chow down on Canada thistle, leafy spurge, common tansy, common burdock, yellow toadflax and dandelions, while under the watch of a skilled shepherd and several herding horses and dogs.
Leafy spurge is an aggressive competitor in North America due to its asexual reproduction via rhizomes, widespread seed dispersal, drought tolerance, extensive taproot system, and lack of native natural enemies (Messer-smith et al.
And when we got back to the bunkhouse near Tower Falls and Hell Roaring Flats, I noticed a chart on the wall I hadn't before with color photos of invasive plants: bull thistle, spotted knapweed, dalmation toadflax, houndstongue, and leafy spurge.
He sees a landscape covered in native mountain big sagebrush interspersed with native fescue grass--and the invasive leafy spurge.
Widespread throughout the Dakotas, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming, leafy spurge displaces native vegetation and produces plant toxins that defeat other plants.
Today, Poritz is a leading supplier of weed-killing biocontrol insects--selling more than a dozen insects that combat a variety of invasive plants, such as tansy ragwort, toadflax, leafy spurge, and purple loosestrife.
The institute hires student interns for diverse research projects, which can range from studies on foreign workers to control methods for leafy spurge, an invasive plant found on the Canadian Prairies.
If undesirable plants like leafy spurge make up more than 40 percent of a pasture, he says you can add two sheep per cow or two to 2.
Canada thistle, bermuda grass, leafy spurge, dandelion, and Johnsongrass can spread asexually and can regenerate from perennial structures (Figures 14-5 and 14-6).
To a human observer, a stand of the invasive forb leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) can seem alive with the buzzing of flies and bees, all attracted by the pollen-laden anthers and sweet drops of nectar that glisten in the sun.
The Thaler's worked with the Goshen County Weed and Pest Agency and other experts to develop and implement an integrated plan to deal with a leafy spurge weed problem.