Sun Spurge: umbrella milkweed | Nature Notes from Dorset

If you are a gardener you will be very familiar with sun spurge (Euphorbia helioscopia) as it is a common 'weed' of cultivated areas and it spreads willingly growing in the most unlikely places; sometimes where there is hardly any soil, even in cracks by brick walls! Specimens growing in poor or little soil tend to be much smaller than those growing in fertile soil. 
It mainly flowers from April to July but it does flower on until November in good years and it can be seen in a 'leafy' state throughout the winter 

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