Euphorbia maculata

Euphorbia maculata.

Scientific Name

Euphorbia maculata

Type of plant


About this weed

This prostrate weed  is common in urban bushland if much of the lower natural ground cover has been removed.  It is a native of North America.


Euphorbia maculata is a very low, prostrate annual growing to only 0.01 m high and 0.2 m wide.

Impact on Bushland

Not available and is often ignored but can become quite widespread if not removed.


Found in grey sand, sandy and laterite soils on the coastal plains, road verges, as a weed of gardens, paddocks and waste places near river across the South West. It likes a sunny position.

Priority for removal


Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

November, December

Flower colour/s


Information source

Additional information

Euphorbia maculata images


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