Exotic Pest Reporting
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
Myrtle spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in Washington in 2003.
Frequently sold as a rock garden plant, this plant is rapidly expanding into sensitive ecosystems. Myrtle spurge is classified as a noxious weed in the U.S. state of Oregon, subject to quarantine. The milky sap can cause significant skin and eye irritations. .