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DWARF SPURGE Euphorbia exigua (Euphorbiaceae) Height to 30cm. Slender, low-growing annual that is grey-green, often branching from base. Found on cultivated ground, often on chalk. FLOWERS are yellowish (lack sepals and petals), the lobes bearing horns; borne in open, umbel-like clusters (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are smooth. LEAVES are untoothed and very narrow. STATUS-Locally common in S only.
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DWARF SPURGE Euphorbia exigua (Euphorbiaceae) Height to 30cm. Slender, low-growing annual that is grey-green, often branching from base. Found on cultivated ground, often on chalk. FLOWERS are yellowish (lack sepals and petals), the lobes bearing horns; borne in open, umbel-like clusters (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are smooth. LEAVES are untoothed and very narrow. STATUS-Locally common in S only.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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