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Wood Spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides)


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The flowers of the spurges are unusual as they lack petals and sepals. Each green cup-like structure contains a female flower and several male flowers. It is full of a caustic juice. The stem is hairy with kidney shaped bracts. It produces a rough round seed capsule. It flowers April to May. Picture taken 15th April 2006 at woods near Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

22nd Apr 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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