Some sort of bush

A new bush has sprung up in a friend's garden. Any ideas what it is?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    It looks like Euphorbia lathyris but it's a funny colour.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    Perhaps the aliens have another varietyimage

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,606

    Maybe it's silk.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • It doesn't look that healthy to me image


  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 3,990

    I think it's a Euphorbia but it looks as if it has terminal mildew!  A few years back I worked as a gardener, and spent lots of time ripping these self-seeded things out from a customer's garden.  I found out (the hard way) that the sap made skin sensitive to sunlight - I ended up with burns on my arms, leading to brown marks which took months to fade.  Be careful!

    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"    Stephen Hawking
  • Crikey, thanks for that, I will let him know!

    I think it is left over from the previous owner's garden, being biennial it has only just turned up image

  • For those that were interested, the euphorbia was removed successfully and without injury. By a blind man, no less image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248


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