myrtle spurge

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Noun1.myrtle spurge - poisonous Old World spurgemyrtle spurge - poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil
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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With the arrival of the spring season and the renewal of gardens and flower beds, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is notifying residents to aggressively remove the noxious weed, myrtle spurge, that may look like an ornamental plant but can cause harm to people and natural areas.
To help combat myrtle spurge, DPR will continue its Purge the Spurge educational outreach program for residents.
THE Euphorbia myrsinites, or myrtle spurge, will add texture as well as colour to winter borders.