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Is this a weed?

nicsnics Posts: 8


Hi all...are any of you able to identify this plant for us please? I'm wondering if it's a weed?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695

    Euphorbia lathyris or caper spurge. Wear gloves while handling.  The white sap will burn the skin when exposed to sunshine.

  • nicsnics Posts: 8

    Thanks so much!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,710

    I treat it as a weed, especially in the vegetable garden.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,710

    I like it, but only in small doses. it is supposed to keep moles away, but doesn't in my garden.

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    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,710

    It doesn't in my garden either. Wonder who thought it did?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,497

    Probably started as "I have Euphorbia in my garden,I also have no moles so the Euphorbia keeps moles away".

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    “What are you doing that for?” asked the Psychiatrist.

    “It’s to keep the elephants away !” answered the patient.

    “But there are no elephants in Surrey,” pointed out the Psychiatrist.

    “Effective, isn’t it?” was the logical answer.

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  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

    @ Madpenguin


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