Plant ID forum: Two-stage plant, plain leaves to successive trumpets ringing thin stem

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Jul 5, 2016 10:14 PM CST

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My brother got it at a place in Chicago and even the people who sold it to him couldn't ID it! The lower stage has plain grassy leaves; the upper stage has rings of leaves, like a flute/trumpet/bell, with the stem through the middle of each.

Jul 5, 2016 10:15 PM CST

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Detail view! :)
Name: Myriam
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Jul 6, 2016 1:01 AM CST
Welcome! tophtucker
It reminds me of an Euphorbia sp. after it has bloomed.

This one looks like a good candidate:
Euphorbia (Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii)
Name: Deborah
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Jul 6, 2016 6:55 AM CST
I agree some type of euphorbia.
Name: Daisy I
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Jul 6, 2016 8:14 PM CST
I agree The 'second' leaves are the flowers.
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Jul 7, 2016 2:14 AM CST
There should be a milky latex sap from any broken leaf or stem. Don't get it in your eye, you'll end up in urgent care, if you do. It does look like a small wulffeni. They are supposed to deter gophers, but I've never been that lucky. Smiling
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