'Purge the Spurge' program this week in Denver

Myrtle Spurge is considered a "noxious weed" because it spreads quickly and can choke out native plants. It also produces a white milky substance that can irritate skin. Denver Parks and Rec is urging people to 'purge the spurge by aggressively removing t

Denver Parks and Recreation is urging residents to 'purge the spurge' and aggressively remove the weed known as 'Myrtle Spurge'.

The plant is considered a "noxious weed" that spreads quickly and has been known to choke out plants native to Colorado.

Additionally the plant produces a white milky substance that can cause irritation to the skin. 

Saturday May 20, Denver Parks and Recreation will exchange your Myrtle Spurge for another free native plant at Harvard Gulch Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 


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