Euphorbia characias ssp characias   Mediterranean Spurge C DD I

Euphorbia characias ssp characias group Euphorbia characias ssp characias flowerhead

This western Mediterranean introduction sometimes escapes from gardens or parks and establishes itself in nearby wilderness as these plants had done. The ssp characias has dark brown glands in the cyathium (cup shaped organ in which male and female flowers are to be found).

Euphorbia characias is found mostly in southern England with little elsewehere.

Great Orme, North Wales 19th April 2006

Added on 24th April 2006. modified 12th January 2007, updated 12th January 2009

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