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Beautiful but noxious weed taking over Salt Lake City

Mrytle spurge is incredibly difficult to remove. Its root systems grow wide underground, meaning that pulling out plants at the surface may not be effective, and even then myrtle spurge emits a sap when injured that can blister human skin.


WORD-WISE ABOUT WATER-WISE

Understanding differences in plant terminology is important for designing and maintaining successful low-water-use landscapes.