Euphorbia lathyris

Asked March 8, 2020, 9:47 PM EDT

I have moles in my yard and I was told to plant Euphorbia lathyris to repellants them. Is this an invasive plant? Thank you

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Euphorbia lathyris purportedly repels gophers and voles, but I found no scientific evidence supporting this. It is invasive in zones 5 and south, and with climate change, expect it to move into our region. I would not plant it. For control of moles, read here:
https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/how-trap-moles
https://extension.psu.edu/moles