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Wood Spurge.

Observed: 11th May 2013 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plantsmoremoth’s reputation in Plants
Wood Spurge.
Closeup.
Description:

Spurges scattered through the woods.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wood Spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides) interacts

Comments

Chris Metherell's picture

E. amygdaloides subsp. amygdaloides

You must all think all I ever do is bang on about subspecies! But it's the next step on from IDing species. This is clearly the native subspecies. However up where I am, all we ever get is subsp. robbiae, the very invasive garden subspecies. It's easy to tell them apart (apart from jizz which is equally easy) as the native subsp is not rhizomatous whereas subsp. robbiae is (which is why it gets everywhere) and in the former new stems and leaves are hairy, whereas in the latter they are glabrous. Go for it!

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

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Subspecies

Are interesting. Thanks!

Bill Welch

cerigait's picture

Fantastic Picture :)

I love the close up... Really beautiful photo!