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Sea Spurge

Euphorbia paralias

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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:
Beaches, sand dunes, seaside.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Cup-shaped, yellowish-green flowers with leafy bracts.
Fruit:
A wrinkly capsule, containing 3 large seeds. The seeds are capable of floating in water.
Leaves:
Bluish-green, stalkless, succulent, oval leaves. The midrib is hidden on the underside of the leaf. The leaves are compactly crowded together close to the stem.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
Video

Sea Spurge filmed in Thorpeness, Suffolk on the 1st July 2022.

 

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