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Euphorbia helioscopia

Euphorbe réveille-matin
Sun Spurge

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

to 20 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Spatulate

Height

10-50 cm

Description

Euphorbia helioscopia has a hairless, reddish stem usually solitary and erect. Cultivated and waste land, roadsides, occasionally on seashores.

The latex of all Euphorbias can cause skin rash.

Flowers

Cyathia: the flowers are small with 2 to 5 yellowish-green fused bracts, similar in shape to the leaves.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Oval or broad end of the leaf tapers to base. Finely serrated above the middle, 1.5-3 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 2.5-3.5 mm.

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