Euphorbia Amygdaloides, Wood Spurge



Common name:
Wood spurge
Scientific name:
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Main flower color:
Range:
Wales and southern England
Height:
Up to 80 cm
Habitat:
Woodland
Flowers:
In stalked clusters of up to ten heads. Flowers have four distinctly crescent-shaped greenish-yellow glands subtended by a pair of large, leaf-like, kidney-shaped bracts, fused at the base
Fruit:
Smooth, pale green, formed of three capsules
Leaves:
Obovate, up to 7 cm long, with a lighter-coloured midvein and a covering of downy hairs; along the stems and in a rosette beneath the terminal flower cluster
Season:
April to June
Rarity:
★★★★★