Euphorbia Plants
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What is this weed in the picture please and how do i eradicate it, keeps popping up

Zone wn7 United Kingdom | kinshe added on June 27, 2019 | Answered

Spiky but not sharp leaves but never flowers, deep roots

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BushDoctor
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Answered on June 29, 2019

That is one of many Euphorbia. It will be hard to pin down the species, since there are many, and many of them look pretty close without genetic testing.

most of the Genus contains a toxic sap to some degree, with tree forms being far worse than plants. The thicker the sap, the more irritating it tends to be.

This genus contains trees, shrubs, cacti, succulents, weeds, and flowering plants, and is one of the most broad plant Genus around, so pinning them down is VERY difficult in some cases.

Digging them out before flowering is the best method of control. Broad leaf herbicides can be somewhat effective.

This collection of articles will offer information on many of the plants in the Genus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/euphorbia

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