What is the common name of Euphorbia Lathyris?

Gopher Spurge
Common Name(s): Caper Spruge. Gopher Spurge.

Are Euphorbia Lathyris invasive?

BLM Arcata California sites notes that it is “invasive and spreading in many regions.” From the Queensland Biosecurity Site: “In Victoria it is listed as an invasive weed of riparian shrubland and riverine escarpment shrubland plant communities.

What does Euphorbia Lathyris look like?

Botanically the mole plant is called Euphorbia lathyris. Caper spurge mole plant is either an annual or biennial plant that exudes latex when cut or broken. It has cup-shaped greenish or yellow flowers. The plant is upright, leaves are linear and bluish green in color.

Is mole plant poisonous?

All parts of the plant, including the seeds and roots are poisonous. Handling may cause skin irritation as the plant produces latex. While poisonous to humans and most livestock, goats sometimes eat it and are immune to the toxin.

What is the difference between purslane and spurge?

Spurge is almost always smaller than purslane, its stems are thin and woody, and its leaves lack purslane’s distinctive fleshiness. When in doubt, there’s one fool-proof way to tell the difference: tear a stem. If it exudes a milky white sap, it is undoubtedly spurge.

Should I get rid of caper spurge?

The seeds (which look like capers but are very poisonous) are released explosively and are also dispersed by ants (reference). We will need to be careful when removing it, as the toxic, milky sap can cause skin irritation and even serious injury if splashed in the eyes.

Is caper spurge native to the UK?

Euphorbia lathyris, the caper spurge or paper spurge, is a species of spurge native to southern Europe (Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal), northwest Africa, and eastward through southwest Asia to western China. Other names occasionally used include gopher spurge, gopher plant or mole plant.

What plants do moles hate?

Natural mole repellent can be as simple as planting vegetative barriers throughout the area that deter moles. These include plants like daffodils, marigolds, alliums, and fritillarias, mole plant, and castor beans.

Is mole plant invasive?

However, given its toxicity and risk of escaping from culture to become a weed (it’s especially invasive in fairly arid climates in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9), not to mention that it will not repel “varmints” as promised, I think this is a plant it is best to avoid.

Does a mole plant flower?

A handsome and extremely rapid-growing plant bearing symmetrical, pointed, blue-green leaves. Umbels of tiny yellow flowers produce large bulbous seed-pods. Also known as “The Mole Plant” as it is reputed to deter moles!

What is spurge good for?

Cypress spurge is a plant. The flowering plant and root are used to make medicine. Despite serious safety concerns, people take cypress spurge for breathing disorders, diarrhea, and skin diseases.

What is purslane in Tamil?

Common name: Purslane • Hindi: नोनिया Nonia लूनिया Lunia • Manipuri: ꯂꯩꯕꯥꯛ ꯀꯨꯟꯗꯣ Leibak kundo • Tamil: புருப்புக்கீரை Paruppu keerai • Malayalam: കൊഴുപ്പ Kozhuppa, ഉപ്പുചീര Uppucheera • Kannada: Dudagorai • Bengali: নূনিযা সাগ Nunia sag (Bengali) • Mizo: Hlo-thau • Nepali: कुल्फा साग Kulfa saag.