Euphorbia amygdaloides subsp. robbiae
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.
This species was first cultivated in Britain c. 1891 and is now frequent in gardens and amenity plantings. However, it was not formally recorded from the wild until 1977. It is probably spreading but may be under-recorded.
Native of N.W. Turkey.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.