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Any idea what this is please?

larneymellarneymel Posts: 6
Found in friends garden and I love it but she has no idea what it is...

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,425
    edited July 2019
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,717
    Euphorbia lathyris. 

    Be be careful not to get the white sap on your skin or in your eyes as it burns. 

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





  • larneymellarneymel Posts: 6
    Thank you!!! And thank you for last time I asked about 2 years ago - didn’t say it last time 😊
  • larneymellarneymel Posts: 6
    Oh oh, it produces latex in the sap which I am allergic to... 😔
  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 692
    Euphorbia lathyris. 

    Be be careful not to get the white sap on your skin or in your eyes as it burns. 
    So, that's what is called!  My sister has one, absolutely loves it but has no idea what it is!!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005
    Just take care if you remove it, larneymel. Long sleeves and gloves  :)
    Might be easier to try and dig it out, if you're concerned about getting it on your skin, but stay covered up anyway. Or maybe you could get someone else to help?

    It's one of those plants that gets asked about regularly on the forum [ there's been many queries already this year ] as it usually pops up in gardens, having seeded in  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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