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Karen32Karen32 Posts: 3

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Does anyone know what this plant is? Thanks 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    The 3-lobed seed pods are typical for euphorbias so I think it's Caper Spurge (Euphorbia lathyris) or a cross between that and another euphorbia as caper spurge usually has the seed capsules at the top rather than along the length of the stems.
    Edit just found a pic wth pods along the stems:

    http://www.cnseed.org/moleplant-seed-euphorbia-lathyris-seeds.html

    Last edited: 17 July 2017 11:50:23

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 172

    Yeah, looks like False Caper. Don't eat it and don't get any sap on your skin as it's a nasty irritant.

  • Yes euphorbia lathyris  have it in my garden it's supposed to deter moles, I certainly haven't had moles in th garden since I've grown this plant but that might be just coincidence.

    It is a annual, I let mine selfseed then pull up the plants I don't want, so then I have them for the following year.

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