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Euphorbia paralias

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Euphorbia paralias, the sea spurge, is a species of Euphorbia, native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia.<ref name=GRIN>Template:GRIN</ref>

It is a glaucous perennial plant growing up to 70 cm tall. The crowded leaves are elliptic-ovate (ovate toward the top of the stems) and 5 to 20 mm long.<ref name=NSW>Template:Cite web</ref>

The species is widely naturalised in Australia.<ref name=NSW/> It invades coastal areas, displacing local species and colonising open sand areas favoured by certain nesting birds.<ref name=weed>Template:Cite web</ref> Major eradication programmes have been undertaken in some areas, for example by Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams in Tasmania, with great success.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

References

Euphorbia paralias - MHNT

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