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Mediterranean Spurge

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Description:

"Euphorbia characias (Mediterranean Spurge) is a species of flowering plant in the Euphorbiaceae family typical of the Mediterranean vegetation. It is an upright, compact evergreen shrub growing to 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) tall and wide, with many woolly stems and characteristic black or dark brown nectar glands in the cyathia, which are borne in dense spherical clusters, from spring to early summer. The fruits are smooth capsules. It is a tough plant, capable of resisting long periods of drought. It grows preferably in dry areas, often far away from the freatic sheet, both in flat as well as in mountainous terrain. This plant can also resist high salinity."

1 Species ID Suggestions

Mediterranean Spurge
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii Euphorbia characias


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7 Comments

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thank you Atanas,I will change the name to Mediterranean Spurge.

Atanas Tanev
Atanas Tanev 7 years ago

Oh I'm flattered, I'm far from expert, but the whole appearance of the flower stalk, the gray covering of the leaves and the cup shaped leaves around the flowers aren't inherent traits of cypress spurge, so I confirm my opinion.

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

I will change the name as soon as you confirm it, I haven't got much idea about this plant. I saw just now that you have a good collection of different varieties of spurge. So your opinion will be considered as expert.
Thank you

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thank you Atanas, I considered your suggestion too while trying to ID this, , isn't Cypress spurge a more closer match to this particular spotting. But, if you could confirm it, then it would be great.

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thank you

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 7 years ago

pretty amazing :)

Atanas Tanev
Atanas Tanev 7 years ago

Are you sure in the species? Because it's look more like Euphorbia characias to me. ;)

namitha
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namitha

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 2, 2012

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