Exotic Pest Reporting
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in Massachusetts in 1827.
This invasive weed quickly spread westward across North America, Leafy spurge is now abundant on the northern Great Plains of the United States and the prairie provinces of Canada, where it often forms stands dense enough to displace native plants and restrict cattle grazing.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
03/19/2020 - Alternative options for noxious weed control
07/11/2019 - Leafy spurge biocontrol season is here
07/09/2019 - Fight Leafy Spurge — spread flea beetles.
05/20/2019 - Noxious weed of the month: leafy spurge
02/18/2019 - Leafy scourge of the Columbia Valley
03/20/2018 - Western States, Wyoming Wage War On Invasive Species
02/27/2018 - Want to be a goat coordinator? Here’s your chance
02/13/2018 - Wild parsnip spreading in Hubbard County
08/04/2017 - Noxious weeds continue to be constant battle
07/26/2017 - Help rid Fort Collins of noxious weeds
07/20/2017 - County going high-tech in search of invasive weed
06/25/2015 - Over $2 Million to Combat Invasive Plants in B.C.
03/11/2015 - Regulations ban invasive plants, fish and more