About: Leafy Spurge or green spurge (Euphorbia esula) is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1-1.2 m tall, with several stems branched from the base. It's flowers are small, produced in umbels with a basal pair of bright yellow-green petal-like bracts. Clusters of the bracts appear in late spring, while the actual flowers do not develop until early summer. It is native to central and southern Europe, and eastward through most of Asia. It's considered an invasive plant in the U.S., where it was introduced possibly as a seed impurity in the early 19th century, because displaces native vegetation in prairie habitats and fields through shading and by usurping available water and nutrients. Puzzle Of The Day On:
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