Euphorbia Platyphyllos, Broad-Leaved Spurge



Common name:
Broad-leaved spurge
Scientific name:
Euphorbia platyphyllos
Main flower color:
Range:
Southern England
Height:
Up to 30 cm
Habitat:
Fields, woodland margins, damp places
Flowers:
Five greenish-yellow glands subtended by a pair of leaf-like bracts, centred on a lobed stigma that elongates to form the fruit
Fruit:
Rounded, greyish-green, covered with hemispherical warts
Leaves:
Opposite, hairless, ovate, blunt-pointed at the tip and with shallow cordate lobes below. Margins are lined by tiny teeth, especially for leaves towards the top of the stem
Season:
June to September
Rarity:
★★★★★