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Euphorbia heterophylla

Fiddler’s spurge (Euphorbia heterophylla) is a native tropical weed originating in the Americas but naturalized in tropical regions worldwide. This species is considered a principle weed in many countries as its rapid early growth makes it a serious competitor in early crop life stages.

  • Scientific Name: Euphorbia heterophylla
  • Common Name: Fiddler’s spurge
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Wet or dry
  • Toxicity: Toxic
  • Plant Growth: Annual
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