West Highland Flora

Sun Spurge


Euphorbia helioscopa

 

Euphorbia helioscopa

Photo Carl Farmer
(12 Sep 2003 Dunbar)

Occasional garden weed or casual on bare ground.

Plant 10-50 cm tall, leaves 1.5-3 cm.  Capsule 3-5 mm

ID: Distinguished from Petty Spurge by main umbel having 5 rays (see bottom right pic) and subsequent divisions into 3.  Petty has main umbel with 2-3 rays and subsequent divisions mostly into 2.

Other features: Annual.  Not normally branched below the main 5-fold division.

 

Euphorbia helioscopa

Photo Carl Farmer
(15 Sep 2003 North Berwick)

 

Euphorbia helioscopa

Photo Carl Farmer
(15 Sep 2003 North Berwick)

  Euphorbia helioscopa

Photo Carl Farmer
(15 Sep 2003 North Berwick)

     

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