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not a plant i have ever seen b4

imagestated digging my spuds up and found a couple of dozen of these , any ideas ?


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,710

    Hi quizknight. They are Euphorbias. Some are weeds and some are nice garden plants. Their milky sap can irritate some peoples skins so be careful how you deal with them.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Yep, a weed species of euphorbia commonly known as Caper spurge.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • hoping they were a nice flower , ill pull them up . thanks guys

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,412

    don't judge by the word weed. If you like the look of them, they're not weeds. There are plenty of garden euphorbias grown in spite of the sap. Very attractive plants, just be a bit careful when handling them (like I'm not image )

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    can be very pretty as long as they don't set seed and spread rather too much - why not wait and see if you like the full grown plant? 

  • But bear in mind it'll be 6ft plus! Interesting plant though when the seed pods explode to release the seed (everywhere!).


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,412

    Mine are poor specimens by comparison, if they reach 3ft it's a good year. 

    I was give some euphorbia seeds (not this one) on a garden visit, they were exploding in my pocket all the way home. image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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