Cypress Spurge – 6/12/15
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 6/12/15
Observation Time: 4:30 p.m.
Observation Location: conservation land at Lakeview & Morse Streets
Common Name: Cypress Spurge
Scientific Name: Euphorbia cyparissias
Comments: Cypress spurge is an invasive perennial plant from Eurasia. Its extensive underground root system spreads by means of lateral root buds. It proliferates into large clonal colonies.
Baltimore checkerspot butterflies feed on cypress spurge flowers.
More Information: Vermont Invasives
Cypress spurge with Baltimore checkerspot butterfly chrysalis:
Cypress spurge with Baltimore checkerspot butterfly: