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Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Very varied genus of about 2000 species of annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi-evergreen or herbaceous perennials, deciduous or evergreen subshrubs, shrubs and trees and succulents. Many uses including for mixed borders, woodland gardens and rockeries though notice should be taken of the milky sap which can irritate the skin and no part should be eaten. Amygdaloides (wood spurge) and cyparissias (cypress spurge) are UK natives. Many are attractive to insects.
- Pests & Diseases - Aphids on herbaceous euphorbias, mealy bug on succulent ones. Grey mould.
- Place of Origin - widely distributed in temperate sub tropical and tropical regions.
- Deciduous - or evergreen sub shrubs, shrubs and trees.
- Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi evergreen. Floral parts are usually much reduced, cupped by bracts in yellow, red, purple, brown or green.
- Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.