Portland Spurge (Euphorbia portlandica)

Although named after the place where it was first identified by botanists, Portland, Portland Spurge can be found elsewhere along the Dorset coast, notably Durlston.

It is a very local flower and nationally scare and Dorset is its stronghold (if you can call it that).

It is a flower of the sea cliffs and is in bloom from May right the way through until September.

Although a typical member of the Spurge family it is unmistakable, partly because of the habitat it prefers, and it has smaller flowers than most other spurges.

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