Scientific name"Euphorbia rigida, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family Euphorbiaceae, native to southern Europe and southwest Asia. Growing to 50 cm tall and broad, it is a bushy evergreen perennial with somewhat fleshy leaves arranged in a spiral, bearing bunches of bright yellow flowers in late Spring.
Hand removal is effective. Cut off stems before flowers turn to seed to prevent the plants from taking over your garden.
This species is a difficult weed in our Fynbos patches. Can you help us remove it? See our activity calendar for upcoming activities, or arrange with us visit our Fynbos patches and do the weeding in your own time.
This species was selected because it is a difficult alien invasive weed in our Fynbos patch(es).