Euphorbia Myrsinites {donkey tail spurge}

Asked August 29, 2013, 12:52 AM EDT

Is this a safe plant for the Grand Rapids, MI area? I understand Colorado outlawed it as a noxious and invasive weed.

Kent County Michigan weed issues

2 Responses

According to the Michigan.gov this plant is not currently listed as a noxious weed in the state of Michigan. Many plants that are listed as noxious/invasive started out as ornamentals so you are right to be concerned. Another concern for this specie is it's toxic effects, so care should be taken in placement and handling of this plant. Check out the following links for additional information:

http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1569_16993-11250--,00.html

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1231572928498&ssbinary=true

I hope this helps,

Thank you for this info.!!