Spurge Laurel

spurge laurel is a noxious weed in pierce county

Daphne Laureola

Family Name: Thymelaeaceae
Class: B
Other Names: Daphne, Daphne spurge, Daphne-laurel, laurel-leaved daphne, olive-spurge, wood laurel, copse laurel
 Why is it a noxious weed?

It is considered problematic in garry oak and similar ecosystems in British Columbia. It has the ability to rapidly colonize areas forming monotypic stands and competing with native plants. All parts of the plant are highly toxic.

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