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16/07/2014 at 21:08

A new bush has sprung up in a friend's garden. Any ideas what it is?

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16/07/2014 at 21:39

It looks like Euphorbia lathyris but it's a funny colour.

16/07/2014 at 21:48

Perhaps the aliens have another variety

16/07/2014 at 21:48

Maybe it's silk.

16/07/2014 at 21:49

It doesn't look that healthy to me

Cheers!

16/07/2014 at 23:44

I think it's a Euphorbia but it looks as if it has terminal mildew!  A few years back I worked as a gardener, and spent lots of time ripping these self-seeded things out from a customer's garden.  I found out (the hard way) that the sap made skin sensitive to sunlight - I ended up with burns on my arms, leading to brown marks which took months to fade.  Be careful!

17/07/2014 at 00:53

Crikey, thanks for that, I will let him know!

I think it is left over from the previous owner's garden, being biennial it has only just turned up 

22/07/2014 at 01:40

For those that were interested, the euphorbia was removed successfully and without injury. By a blind man, no less

22/07/2014 at 07:41

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