Also called Radium weed, Milkweed and Cancer weed, Petty spurge is an annual plant growing to 5– 30 cm tall, with smooth hairless stems. It’s native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, where it typically grows as a weed in farmland and other disturbed land. It’s very widely naturalized around the world. It’s a noninvasive weed that is not a classified weed in any states of Australia. It grows rapidly, self seeds easily and is suitable to grow in even very small gardens.

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