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Sun spurge

Euphorbia helioscopia

Photo by Nannaem (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

4m

10cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Sun spurge Overview

Once used as a treatment for warts from the plant's milky sap, which is poisonous. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Single, upright, with 5 branches above, sap milky. ROOT: Vertical main root. HAIRS: More or less hairless. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Absent BRACTS: Leaf-like, yellowish green. FLOWER STALK: Elongating in fruit. SEPALS: Absent PETALS: Absent STIGMA: 3, often forked. OVARY: 1, 3-celled. SEEDS: 3, brown, rough.

Common problems with Sun spurge

How to propagate Sun spurge

Cuttings

You can propagate by basal cuttings in the spring or summer, by division in spring or early autumn.

Division

Seed

Seeds in the autumn.

Other uses of Sun spurge

Wildflower/meadow, medicinal.