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Sea Spurge

Euphorbia paralias

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

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.
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Habitats:
Beaches, sand dunes, seaside.