Land Plants - invasive

Spurge Laurel (Daphne laureola) on Apr 23, 2008

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Daphne laureola or Spurge-laurel is growing in damp shady areas along the Sandy river. Plants are fairly small (1-2 ft high) and sparsely scattered over a large area of native forest.


It's not too out-of-control yet. These plants could probably be hand pulled. But is this just the begining for this species?

April 23, 2008, 7:41 a.m.

Dear Colby,

Thanks for using the hotline and reporting Daphne laureola. How certain are you of the identification? It would be helpful if you could supply a photograph by uploading a picure to the report hotline.

In the meantime I will forward your report to the local Cooperative Weed Management Area contact person so they can be aware of this report. Also, perhaps there is a person there who can look at your specimen to help confirm the identification.

I will let you know the status of your report as we follow up.

Thanks again, and keep reporting!

Tania Siemens
Invasives Plants Project Coordinator
The Nature Conservany

Tania Siemens
April 23, 2008, 10:29 a.m.

Dear Colby,

I would like to follow up on your report since spurge laurel is a priority species in the Sandy River Basin. Can you provide more details about how to find the population you reported? Please feel free to give me a call at 541-914-0701 or email tsiemens(at)

Thank you,

Tania Siemens
EDRR Program Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy

Tania Siemens
May 6, 2008, 11:31 p.m.