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Spurge Family Euphorbiaceae


Spurges are generally quite a distinctive family. They almost give the appearance of not having flowers and technically they have not! The green 'petals' are called bracts and the stamens and anther are in the centre of these. Spurges need bare ground and some are vigorous weeds in gardens and hunted down whilst others are specifically grown as garden flowers!

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Petty Spurge

Euphorbia peplus

Sun Spurge

Euphorbia helioscopia

Dwarf Spurge

Euphorbia exigua

Wood Spurge

Euphorbia amygdaloides

Sea Spurge

Euphorbia paralias

Portland Spurge

Euphorbia portlandica

Dogs Mercury

Mercurialis perennis

Annual Mercury

Mercurialis annua