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Euphorbia amygdaloides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. amygdaloides
Binomial name
Euphorbia amygdaloides
L.

Wood Spurge is a European plant in the genus Euphorbia.

It reproduces both from seeds and root runners that spread underground then sprout new plants. It often grows to a height of 80 cm, and has dark green leaves about 6 cm long. The complex green-yellow inflorescence (cyathium) typical of Euphorbia appears between April and June. The milky latex of the plant is toxic and it can cause irritation on contact with the skin.

Wood Spurge usually grows in the fertile and moist soil of the woodlands.

Close-up of the flowers

Redirecting to Wood Spurge


Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Euphorbia amygdaloides

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales
Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Euphorbioideae
Tribus: Euphorbieae
Subtribus: Euphorbiinae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: Euphorbia amygdaloides

Name

Euphorbia amygdaloides

Vernacular names


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