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Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)

Observed: 10th May 2011 By: hydrurgahydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plants
Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)
Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)
Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)
Description:

2 ids, 7 comments.

Identifications
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Comments

Chalkie's picture

Age

I think the more branched one is just a bit more mature.

hydrurga's picture

Re: Age

That would make sense. Thanks Chalkie.

Tim Rich's picture

if in Uk would be

if in Uk would be pseudovirgata or perhaps virgata

Tim Rich

hydrurga's picture

Identification

Thanks Tim. I'm hoping to get the chance to see this plant again. What should I look for and/or measure to aid in its identification?

Tim Rich's picture

See the accout in our Plant

See the accout in our Plant crib http://www.bsbi.org.uk/Euphorbia.pdf

Tim Rich

hydrurga's picture

Re: crib

Thanks Tim - interesting fact sheet which I'll file away for later. I think however that in the meantime I'm just going to have to consider it as an unknown Spurge as I don't yet have the expertise to do otherwise.

hydrurga's picture

Field notes

c. 25cm high, stout for larger plants. Leaves lanceolate, toothless, alternate (almost 120 degrees between leaves at times). Little leaflets arising from stem where new flowerheads to grow. On smaller plants, little rosette of small overlapping leaves just under final flowerhead stems. Leaves c. 2-3cm long. Flowerhead 1-1.3cm wide. No hairiness. No colouration apart from a little orange/brown in flowerhead.