Spurge (Euphorbia) Family
The flowers are green to yellowish-green, small, bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. There will be petals but the bracts that subtend the flower is stiff and whitish.
The fruit is globular clusters with three compressed seeds.
All parts of the plant, including the seeds and roots are poisonous. Handling may cause skin irritation as the plant produces latex. While poisonous to humans and most livestock, goats sometimes eat it and are immune to the toxin. However, the toxin can be passed through the goat's milk.
The plant is often sold by nurseries as a product to repel moles. The extracts are used in folk medicine as a poison, antiseptic, and a purgative. It is used as a folk remedy for cancer, corns, and warts.