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Anyone know what these little plants shooting up are?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

    I'm thinking Linaria purpurea, but there's something else very similar, I cant think of the name at the moment.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

    The alternative is cypress spurge, (Euphorbia cyparissias)which spreads by underground rhizomes.  Do they exude a white sap when broken?

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  • fidgetbones says:

    The alternative is cypress spurge, (Euphorbia cyparissias)which spreads by underground rhizomes.  Do they exude a white sap when broken?

    See original post

     Hmm that does seem likely the way they'e spread out, I'll have a check for sap tomorrow!

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,630

    Be careful.  If it is euphorbia the sap can cause irritation to exposed skin and you need to be very careful not to get it in your eyes.

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  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    I say this every time I see euphorbia mentioned on the forum.......Be properly protected! Wash thoroughly when you finished

    it took my eye 6 months to heal!!

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506

    I was thinking of your poor eyes just yesterday LilyP  ... how are they now? 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    thanks for asking Dove

    its one of these funny things that you suddenly realise one day you haven’t notoced it for a while

    I am thrilled it seems to have gone  It really was a horrid thing ?

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506

    I'm glad to hear that LilyP ... it must have been horrid and quite scary.   I think we sometimes dont realise how ill we've been until we recover and realise that all the effects of the illness have gone.  

    ((hugs))

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thanks for the advice guys, will make sure I am well protected when dealing with these

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