Euphorbia amygdaloides   Wood Spurge C DD N

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A very common woodland plant in the south of England, you would expect to find it in shady places almost anywhere. It can be quite tall - up to 1 metre and reproduces both via seed and using rhizomes. As with many Euphorbia species its milky sap is poisonous and can be an irritant.

There are fewer and fewer records for E. amygdaloides as you travel into the north of England and neither is there much to be found in central Wales. It is a rarity in both Scotland and Ireland.

Bonsai bank, Kent 2nd June 2007

Added on 12th January 2009, updated 30th March 2010

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