Does anyone recognise this plant, it appeared on my allotment in a boggy, shady spot.
It is about 30cm tall. Thank you
Hi Nutcutlet, thank you, I had a feeling it was the euphorbia family but couldn't find a likeness of this in my books.
It's an odd one, crops up all over the place where people haven't planted/sown it
Is this a wild or cultivated variety, I can't say that I have ever seen this one before?
It's a biennial native to somewhere south of us. The mediterranean area I think.
In a hard winter it doesn't always make it through to spring
I just looked up some info on it and it must have survived here because of the mild winter. My allotment is on an exposed site in west Yorkshire. I read that it is used to deter moles because of the aroma from its roots and leaves. Apparently the whole plant is poisonous if eaten. Thanks for your help with identification.
The mole thing doesn't work, sorry to say.