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Searching for the name of a plant

Searching for the name of a plant
Posted by delores from 37331 on 2001-03-22 18:53:28

Hi, I have a plant in my garden that i
can't seem to find the name of it. It
grows 1-2 ft. high firny kinda pine tree
like, right now has yellowish flowers,
and when it is cut, milky stuff comes
out. It is nice but it spreads like
wild fire. Does anyone know what this
is. I would apprecitate your help.
Delores
  • milky stuff....
    Posted by Susan Reynolds from Wyoming on 2006-09-08 03:36:00

    From the sounds of your description it appears it could be a spurge to me if you have the "milky stuff". There are some that are domestic and some that are a noxtious weed...whatever you do please don't bring it to Wyoming. The domestic non aggresive type is quite pleasant but when you fight the stuff here in Wyoming I do not have the heart to place it in my garden. The weed typ is deadly to livestock and takes over the whole landscape. Once it is started it is never the same. The runners underground take over and can reach beyond what you imagine. If you pull leafy Spurge it only breaks off and makes more underground roots. I didn't notice your location so I can only hope you are not from Wyoming.
  • Flower name
    Posted by Barbara from WV on 2001-03-24 19:01:26

    Quoting delores: ------------
    -Hi, I have a plant in my garden that i
    -can't seem to find the name of it. It
    -grows 1-2 ft. high firny kinda pine
    tree
    -like, right now has yellowish flowers,
    -and when it is cut, milky stuff comes
    -out. It is nice but it spreads like
    -wild fire. Does anyone know what
    this
    -is. I would apprecitate your help.
    -Delores

    I believe what you are describing is
    called Euphorbia characias ssp.
    wulfeni, more commonly known as a
    variety of 'Spurge'. If you have a copy
    of the 2001 Thompson and Morgan
    Seed Catalog, you will find a picuture
    of it on pg. 79. I have some growing
    also, well, not growing yet in our zone
    5 climate, but you know what I mean.
    What zone are you in that your's has
    flowers already? It does spread but
    the fern like foilage really is pretty
    even when the flowers die off. It
    transplants easily if you want to move
    some of it.

    Brander

    • Thank you Barbara
      Posted by delores from 37331 on 2001-03-24 19:35:01

      Quoting Barbara: ------------
      -Quoting delores: ------------
      -Hi, I have a plant in my garden that i
      -can't seem to find the name of it. It
      -grows 1-2 ft. high firny kinda pine
      -tree
      -like, right now has yellowish flowers,
      -and when it is cut, milky stuff comes
      -out. It is nice but it spreads like
      -wild fire. Does anyone know what
      -this
      -is. I would apprecitate your help.
      -Delores

      -I believe what you are describing is
      -called Euphorbia characias ssp.
      -wulfeni, more commonly known as a
      -variety of 'Spurge'. If you have a
      copy
      -of the 2001 Thompson and Morgan
      -Seed Catalog, you will find a picuture
      -of it on pg. 79. I have some growing
      -also, well, not growing yet in our zone
      -5 climate, but you know what I mean.
      -What zone are you in that your's has
      -flowers already? It does spread but
      -the fern like foilage really is pretty
      -even when the flowers die off. It
      -transplants easily if you want to move
      -some of it. I kinda thought it
      was a type of euphorbia, but could'nt
      find it anywhere. I am in Zone 6, South
      east Tenn. I do like this plant, I have
      had it for years, and now it is taking
      over my gardens, but easy enough to cut
      back and control. Thank you for your
      help.
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