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Myrtle spurge, Donkey tail

Euphorbia Myrsinites

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My fiancée took this picture whilst we were walking around the red mud hills of Lake Salagou.

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6 Comments

Simon Stock
Simon Stock 9 years ago

Thanks all for your input. TimMeyers2 nailed it though. Euphorbia myrsinites or Donkey Tail.

TimMeyers2
TimMeyers2 9 years ago

Also, my Euphorbia myrsinites appears very woody in the bottom half of the stems, after a few years' growth.

TimMeyers2
TimMeyers2 9 years ago

Karen, I am certain you are correct. It looks very similar to Euphorbia myrsinites, though the leaves are slightly longer. The flowers are a real giveaway.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Very alike India Euphorbia herb plant... http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/sl...
Karen must be accurate

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Scrub that, I've realized the leaves are on a woody stem. Very attractive though.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

How pretty! I'm thinking it could be a species of euphorbia - do you have any more photos that show the whole plant?

Simon Stock
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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Apr 18, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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