West Highland Flora

Petty Spurge


Euphorbia peplus

 

Euphorbia peplus

Photo Carl Farmer
(12 Jun 2002 Holy Island, Northumbria)

Occasional garden weed.

Leaves 0.5-3 cm

ID: Leaves untoothed and alternating up the stem, but two opposite leaf-like bracts immediately below inflorescence, which has 2 or 3 rays which again divide with a further pair of bracts at each division.  Sun Spurge has 5 rays at the main division.

Other features: Leaves bright green.  Annual.  Flowers yellowish-green with no petals or sepals.

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