Sun Spurge
Fact File
Taken at Crail on 29th September 2018 using Nikon D500
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens
 


Taken at Musselburgh on 12th July 2015 usin Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File
 
Sun Spurge.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Euphorbia helioscopia.
Euphorbiaceae.
Annual.
wart spurge, umbrella milkweed and "madwoman's milk".
Habitat:
Height:
Feature:

Disturbed ground.
10 - 50 cms.
It is highly poisonous. Active ingredients are extracted from it for use in pharmaceutical industry. Some ingredients are major skin irritants