Scientific Name: 
Euphorbia myrsinites

Common Name: 
Creeping Spurge


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Sap is irritating and can be toxic if one gets it on exposed skin such as bare hands or eyes.
  • Because many plants in the Spurge (Euphorbiaceae) family or Euphorbia genus may contain toxic sap, it is generally recommended to always wear gloves when handling any of these plants.
  • Wear protective clothing when working with this plant, i.e. long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • Supervise pets and children playing near this plant.
  • Note how large the plant grows and plant it a safe distance away from sidewalks and paths.