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Wood spurge and fly

Euphorbia amygdaloides

Description:

It reproduces both from seeds and root runners that spread underground then sprout new plants. It often grows to a height of 80 cm, and has dark green leaves about 6 cm long. The complex green-yellow inflorescence (cyathium) typical of Euphorbia appears between April and June. The milky latex of the plant is toxic and it can cause irritation on contact with the skin.

Habitat:

Endemic of Europe. Wood Spurge usually grows in the fertile and moist soil of the woodlands. Spotted at the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Yes KarenL, they are fantastic

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

I love the Euphorbias - such a nice splash of color in the shade!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Apr 26, 2010
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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