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Please identify this plant

What is this, a weed or a plant?


  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Definitely Euphorbia - plant, weed and complete PitA.  I really don't like them!  If you remove it be careful of the sap which can be an irritant  :) 
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Thank you 😊 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,399
    Euphorbia lathyrus. I think they're vaguely handsome in an alien sort of way, and not really that hard to pull up (wear gloves)
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,581
    edited August 2020
    These pics are taken in National Trust Scotland garden where a handsome clump has grown...Euphorbia lathyrus..common name caper spurge.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 655
    I had one grow as big as that Silver Surfer. It was a beautiful plant but I got rid of it before it seeded around. 
    East Anglia
  • It is a very awesome plant but only in the right place. Agree about not letting it seed and always wear gloves when pulling it up.
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