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11/05/2014 at 14:22


This is growing in my garden, but I cannot identify it.


11/05/2014 at 14:30

It's a Euphorbia 

11/05/2014 at 14:30

Could be a spurge (euphorbia).  Will try to find out more.  Some one else on here is bound to know definitely.

11/05/2014 at 14:30

It's Caper Spurge, Euphorbia lathyris.

11/05/2014 at 14:31

There you go.  Three in a row.

11/05/2014 at 14:32

Be careful if you are going to remove or cut it down as the milky sap is an irritant. Use gloves.

11/05/2014 at 14:35

Thanks, is it unusual to find it as far North as Yorkshire? Wikipedia says Southern Europe and South of England.


11/05/2014 at 14:41

Keith Jones map on wild flowers of the British Isles shows it in the North of England.  Landgirl got it spot on right.

11/05/2014 at 14:42

That I don't know but there have been several people looking for id of this plant this spring....maybe the mild winter has helped them survive.

11/05/2014 at 14:43

There have been a lot of these to ID on the forum in the last year. 

This adds weight to my theory that they are distributed by aliens

11/05/2014 at 15:18

...yes aliens with no conscience because they are springing up all over my garden.  In fact I seem to be attracting a variety of uninvited euphorbia species.  I actually think they are gorgeous but I simply don't have the space for them and they are rampant - huge tall ones, little feathery ones and various others. If I had a huge garden I would definitely have a euphorbia collection - but I don't

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