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Wood Spurge

Euphorbia amygdaloides

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
90 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, rocks, scrub, woodland.

Flower:
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Yellow, no petals
 
Yellowish-green or lime-green flowers. No petals and no sepals. The flowers each contain 4 horseshoe-shaped glands (involucral glands).
Fruit:
Smooth, stalked capsule.
Leaves:
Slightly hairy, glossy, dark green, lanceolate leaves which are about 6cm long and 2cm wide. Untoothed and often reddish. An evergreen perennial flower, usually found in woodlands, often growing on bare ground. Frequently encountered as a garden escape species.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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