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Irish Spurge

Euphorbia hyberna

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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
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, riverbanks, riversides, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Bright yellow flowers with green, rounded bracts.
Fruit:
A fruit 3-lobed capsule covered in cylindrical warts.
Leaves:
A perennial clump-forming flower lance-shaped, untoothed, stalkless leaves. The leaves are downy on the undersides.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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