Sweet Spurge - Euphorbia dulcis
A short to medium height plant with slender, unbranched, erect stems. Leaves elliptical to oblong, untoothed and usually hairless. Umbel usually 5 rayed with green bracts. Flowers with rounded glands, green at first, but soon becoming dark purple. A cultivar named 'Chamaeleon' has dark purple foliage.
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Favours damp or shaded habitats, found naturalised in woodland and scrub, and on roadsides and river banks.
Flowers May to July.
A rhizomatous perennial herb.
Fairly widespread, although occasional, as a naturalised plant in Britain.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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