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Can anyone tell me what this plant is please.




euphorbia not sure which yet

22 May, 2010


also called the mole plant as it is meant to deter moles. a colleague says not :o(

22 May, 2010


could be euphorbia mellifera.

22 May, 2010



22 May, 2010


Welcome, Peter!
We know it as gopher purge, other names are caper spurge, paper spurge, and mole plant. Its botanical name is Euphorbia lathyris. We use it to repel gophers from our veggies: its roots have a caustic sap, so gophers (and moles, presumably) don't like to burrow through them. One plant will protect an area 1 1/2 meters across.

22 May, 2010

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