What is this plant #323788 - Ask Extension


What is this plant #323788

Asked May 21, 2016, 9:31 PM EDT

What is this plant?

Clackamas County Oregon

Expert Response

Your mystery plant is the gopher plant, Euphorbia lathyris.  Some people plant it in their gardens in the hope that it will repel gophers and/or moles. Be cautious and wear gloves when you work near it or remove it; its milky sap may cause skin irritation for some people and, worse yet, seriously damages eyes!

Read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_lathyris

Jean R. Natter Replied May 21, 2016, 11:26 PM EDT

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