Plant Finder

Wood Spurge

A rhizomatous perennial herb of neutral or acidic soils in old woods and shaded hedge banks, more rarely found amongst scrub and around rock outcrops. In woods it is a light-demanding plant which may re-appear from buried seed after coppicing. It is also cultivated as a garden plant, where it is persistent and can be very invasive. Generally lowland, reaching 455 m at Rhydymain (Merioneth).

A vigorous rhizomatous perennial herb found naturalised in woodland and rough grassland, and on shaded banks, roadsides and along paths. It mainly occurs as a garden escape or throw-out; some populations are large and very long-lived. Reproduction is principally by vegetative spread, but occasionally by seed. Lowland.

Mediterranean Spurge

An evergreen, semi-shrubby perennial found naturalised on roadsides, banks, along paths, on waste ground and in other urban habitats. It originates as a garden escape, throw-out and as a relic of cultivation. Reproduction by seed has been reported. Lowland.

An evergreen, semi-shrubby perennial found naturalised on roadsides, banks, along paths and on waste ground. It originates as a garden escape, throw-out and as a relic of cultivation. Reproduction is by seed. Lowland.

An evergreen, semi-shrubby perennial found naturalised on roadsides, banks, along paths, on waste ground and in other urban habitats. It originates as a garden escape, throw-out and as a relic of cultivation. Reproduction is by seed. Lowland.

Coral Spurge

A weakly rhizomatous perennial herb that is widely grown in gardens and is found naturalised in woodland, hedgerows and pavement cracks and on roadsides, lanesides and rubbish tips. Reproduction is by seed. Lowland.

Cypress Spurge

A rhizomatous perennial herb widely naturalised as a garden escape in waste places such as tracksides, roadsides, walls and sandy banks, and also in calcareous grassland and amongst scrub. It can colonise arable margins, and may become established on sand dunes. It also grows on some racecourses where it could have been introduced with horse-feed or bedding. Lowland.

Sweet Spurge

A rhizomatous perennial herb found naturalised in woodland and scrub, and on roadsides and river banks. Lowland.

Leafy Spurge

A perennial herb naturalised in similar habitats to E. x pseudovirgata, including tracks, hedgerows, waste ground and road verges. Lowland.

Twiggy Spurge

This perennial hybrid is naturalised on waste ground, grassy banks, road verges, tracks and in hedgerows. Lowland.