What do both of these weeds have in common? They originate from the same are - Eurasia. Both weeds have an extensive creeping root system which makes them difficult to control. Both weeds aggressively invade rangeland and have yellow flowers.
- IDs - Leafy Spurge:
- Brown creeping root with pink buds just above soil surface.
The entire plant contains a milky white sap that is poisonous to all livestock - except sheep.
Flowers in small clusters with heart shaped bracts below. Both have a yellow green color.
- IDs - Yellow Toadflax:
- Found in patches, due to creeping roots.
Dense linear leaves that are narrow at both ends.
Yellow and orange “snapdragon” type flowers.