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Sea Spurge

Euphorbia paralias

Plant Data

Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
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.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
A highly poisonous plant.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Habitats:
Beaches, sand dunes, seaside.