Common names: caper spurge
Euphorbia lathyris (caper spurge) is a herb/ (family Euphorbiaceae) with green-yellow flowers and thin narrow leaves found in the coastal ranges, western ranges, the Central Valley, and desert ranges of California. It is native to Europe. It occurs in grasslands, marshes, dunes, scrub and chaparral habitats. It spreads via seed and is dispersed by water, machinery and dumped garden waste.Cal-IPC Rating: Watch
Plant Risk Assessment
Plant Risk Assessment- An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.
Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles
Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations
None for this species.
Other Euphorbia lathyris Information
- CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.