Plant ID forum: Euphorbia????What kind please???

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Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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keyi
May 28, 2012 6:21 PM CST
Bought this last year just because it looked nifty. It was a noid, and the sales boy thought it looked nifty too but didn't know what it was other than a plant. Glare
Anyone know what it is?


It is about 30" tall and self seeds fairly freely. WIntered over fine.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 28, 2012 6:25 PM CST

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Hey, Mich. Good to see you!

That looks like gopher spurge:

Gopher Spurge (Euphorbia lathyris)

Be careful with it. If you have any tendency toward dermatitis, this will give you a bad case of it.
Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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keyi
May 28, 2012 7:43 PM CST
Hiyaa Zuzu! Good to see you too!!
I think it's leaves are much narrower, most of the plant is like the top photo. Very narrow and long and dark green with the white stripe down the middle. Only the leaves near the top are wider..... but could be. No problems with it irritating my skin thank goodness!! I have it growing in a big container but it has popped up around the container on the ground too.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
May 28, 2012 8:15 PM CST

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The true leaves of gopher spurge are very narrow and typically have a light stripe along the midvein. It also has broader "leaves" near the top of the plant that are actually bracts associated with the flowers.

Aside from the ability to cause dermatitis, gopher spurge is often considered an invasive weed.
Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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keyi
May 28, 2012 9:27 PM CST
Well leave it to me to fall in love with an invasive weed! I have vinca major growing in the front yard! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Thank you both for the id.....I think....
Maybe I'll lop off the seed pods now before they scatter....... Confused
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