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imagehello everyone, I wonder if someone would be kind enough to help me identify this plant. I tried an app, which came up as 'green leaf plant', but I'd like to think that I'd got that far by myself! It's popped up in a row of bulbs that I planted, so I'm wondering if there was a rogue bulb in there, or maybe it's just a weed?? I live in Cardiff, if that has any bearing? Thanks very much. 


  • I should add that it had a very milky white sap. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    Euphorbia lathyris, Caper Spurge.

    You got just the result I would have expected from an app image Totally correct.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ah! Thank you very much. Doing a little reading it seems that I should dig it out, as apart from allegedly repelling moles, it's pretty poisonous, and spreads rapidly?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,729

    I believe the mole repellent qualities are a bit of a myth. 

    It's poisonous yes, but so are lots of things, including rhubarb leaves and tulip bulbs, so don't eat them. If you like it , leave it. If it self seeds, you now know what they are so you can whip them out if you think you've got too many.

  • In which case, it shall remain. Un-eaten. Thank you both for your help, much appreciated! 

  • Just keep the milky sap off your skin as it can cause a rash. 

    I like them image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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