On coastal sands, dunes, shingle and beaches, this perennial grows to a height of 50cm, higher than its close cousin, Portland Spurge. Its flowers are arranged in umbel-like clusters, mostly 3-6, with horned glands at their rims. They flower from June to late October. The waxy, oval leaves of this plant are grey-green, and hairless, with the midrib not being prominent as in Euphorbia portlandica. The plant, being fleshy, withstands the coastal conditions extremely well. This is a native plant and belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae.
I first identified this plant at Kilcoole, Co Wicklow in 1978 and photographed it at Bishops Quarter, Co Clare in 2006.
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