Irish wildflowers

Sun Spurge
Euphorbia helioscopia
Lus na bhfaithní
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Flowering: May-October. Annual. Probably introduced.

5-rayed umbels, tiny yellow-green flowers surrounded by yellow, toothed bracts. Oval leaves, with the upper part finely toothed. Single, erect, reddish stems.
Stems contain a white, milky latex - skin and eye irritant. Height: 20-50cm

Very common on waste, arable and disturbed ground.

Similar: Petty Spurge, Euphorbia peplus
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