Also called green spurge.  Part of spurge  genus Euphorbia and spurge  family Euphorbiaceae.

Native to Eurasia.  Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan

For kids!  This plant described in a USDA Forest Service coloring noxious weeds page.

Learn more about leafy spurge Euphorbia esula

Biology and Biological Control (.pdf) Biological Control in Eastern USA (.pdf page 189)

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