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I am trying to work out if this is something I've planted or a weed. I label everything I plant but cannot find a label by this and it's been getting bigger and bigger for weeks with no sign of blooming so I am coming around to the thought that it's a weed!

My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,838

    We've had a lot of this recently on the Forum. It is Caper spurge and a weed. Keep any milky sap off your skin as it can be a irritant.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Posts: 157

    Thanks for this. Before I rip it out I'm just posting 3 more photos to be sure as it isn't looking like Google images I can find of Caper Spurge or a type of Euphorbia.


    My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    That's not caper spurge. I have no idea what it is though. Post a picture when it flowers.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996

    Yes, don't rip it out for being caper spurge because it isn't image

    I wouldn't rip it out before it flowers. I know a lot of weeds and hat one isn't any of them. Might be something nice, an erigeron or something.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,838

    Now I've seen the enlarged pictures (why can't we do that any more?) I was very wrong. Not caper spurge at all. Is that a white flower at the top of your first picture? Could it be one of the Michaelmas Daisy family?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • clattnowclattnow Posts: 86

    Hello everyone,

          I agree it could be a Michaelmas Daisy though it could be part of the cornflower family as my cornflowers look a bit like that.  It could be something nice as looks as though it is about to flower that could be interesting.  Is it part of the cornflower family?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,800

    You can enlarge the photos by right clicking on them and selecting 'open in another tab' option. image

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,538

    I can't enlarge like that. I  n swoosh it on the kindle but can't do a thing with it on the Mac except control plus which enlargis a bit.

  • WaysideWayside Posts: 807

    (Took me a while to figure out the 'Open image in new tab' trick.  You should be able to do that on the mac: try ctrl + click.)

  • clattnowclattnow Posts: 86

    Hi everyone,

       Yes agreed there it took me a while to enlarge them.  Thanks for the advice on how to. Clattnow

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