Irish wildflowers




Sea Spurge
Euphorbia paralias
Bainne léana
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Flowering time: July-October. Perennial. Native.

Small yellow-green flowers in 3-6 rayed umbels. Three-lobed, smooth seed capsules. Fleshy, hairless oval leaves, untoothed, blunt. Several erect stems containing white latex. Height: 20-40cm

Coastal, locally common, sand, shingle, cliffs.

Similar: Portland Spurge, E. portlandica. Wider leaves, prominent mid-rib.
Less-fleshy leaves. Similar habitats.
     
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