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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: 15,861

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

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  • nicsnics Posts: 8

    Thanks so much!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,438

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

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,249

    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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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,438

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

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422

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

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  • Daisy33Daisy33 LondonPosts: 1,031

    @ Madpenguin


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