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Can anyone identify this plant on the right next to the hollyhock? It was in the garden when we moved in. 
Thank you in advance. 

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    edited May 2020
    Euphorbia lathyris....common name caper spurge.
    Be careful the white latex sap is toxic.
    It can look splendid...National Trust Scotland chose to leave this fine specimen
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Euphorbia lathyris....common name caper spurge.
    Be careful the white latex sap is toxic.
    It can look splendid...National Trust Scotland chose to leave this fine specimen
    Thank you! Really appreciate that! Do they all create white sap? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,957
    All euphorbias have the white latex like sap. It’s not really a problem unless you get it on your skin, so wear long sleeves and gloves if pulling it out etc. and of course don’t rub your eyes. 

    I got it on my legs when I was a child and decided to pull some out of a border for some reason (I think I was about 7 🙄) and my legs were very sore and a bit swollen for a couple of days.  Sixty years later I still remember it ... but it’s not stoped me from growing them 😍

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





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