Identifying & Managing Spotted Spurge (Chamaesyce maculata) in Nurseries & Greenhouses

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September 1, 2021 - Author: , Assistant Professor Ornamentals and Christmas tree weed management, MSU Department of Horticulture

Chamaesyce maculata or Euphorbia maculata is commonly known as spotted spurge or spotted sandmat. It is a common broadleaf weed in nursery containers, landscapes, greenhouses, gardens, lawns, field crops, and noncrop areas. The low-growing summer annual with spotted leaves is a member of the plant family Euphorbiaceae (Young, 2012). Spotted spurge is native to North America and grows throughout the United States (Molinar et al., 2009). This bulletin will help growers identify spotted spurge, understand its biology, and develop strategies for managing it.

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Tags: agriculture, floriculture & greenhouse crops, msu extension, nursery, nursery & christmas trees


Authors

Debalina Saha

Debalina Saha
sahadeb2@msu.edu

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