By Ken M. Nelson
McCone County Extension Agent 

Notes From Nelson

Leafy Spurge


Leafy spurge is in full bloom and very easily noticed right now. It's gotten a good, early start and will really take advantage of the recent rains.

Leafy Spurge is one of the most serious weeds in this several-state area. And, this seems to be a good year for it (again).

Leafy Spurge is a deep-rooted perennial weed that spreads by seeds and underground roots. The seeds are produced in three-celled capsules, which explode when ripe, and spread the seeds 12 to 15 feet in each direction. The seeds are carried down draws by water and can be distributed by birds, animals, and man. Also, ha...

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