Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

Take care of our Navajo Rangelands

Leafy spurge
Ch’il abcí tsoh
(a.k.a. Faitours-grass, wolf's milk)

Cluster of small yellow flowers surrounded by yellow-green bracts

Spurge is an herbaceous perennial that is adapted to many soil types and habitats. It typically invades disturbed and undisturbed areas such as pastures, rangelands, abandoned croplands, roadsides, wetlands, woodlands, floodplains, riparian areas, mountain ridges, and prairies. It's milky sap may cause skin and eye irritation in humans and be toxic to cattle if ingested in large quantities.

Long narrow leaves
Small yellow flowers with fan-shaped bracts surrounding them
Growth habit showing multiple stems
Small plants with red stems and dry, drooping leaves
Umbel-shaped flower cluster with foliage

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