Irish wildflowers

Irish Spurge
Euphorbia hyberna
Bainne caoin
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Flowering time: April-June. Perennial. Native.

Bright-yellow inflorescence, umbels 5-branched. Broadly oval bracts with
oval or kidney-shaped yellow glands. Very warty fruit, yellowish seeds.
Stalkless leaves, alternate, oblong-lanceolate. Untoothed.
Erect stems, unbranched. Slightly downy. Height: 30-60 cm.

Acidic soils. Grassland, roadsides, open woodland, riversides. Abundant in SW Ireland, rare elsewhere. Part of Lusitanian Flora

Irish Spurge: Ballingeary, Co.Cork. April and August 2007

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