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Awesome but mysterious!! Help identify..
#82755 March 4th, 2007 at 09:17 PM
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Hi ALL...
I have this awesomely wonderful-to-watch plant that I am starting to need to find out how to control. It is, as it turns out, quite pernicious (find starts growing far from the mother plant!) But I LOVE the drama of this plant.

Let's see if I remember how to post a photo..
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This is March picture! It is dramatic for months before and after this...
It bleeds white, and profusely. I think it's sticky sap. (I try to avoid touching it!!)

I need to know if my containment (usually a HARD cut back in fall or late winter (I blew it this year, so I'm in for an adventure) is the best way to tend it. Just how hard CAN I cut it back? And what time of the year is best.??

AND: What IS it!? (Okay, next time I WILL save the tag!!!!)

THANKS SO MUCH for you help!
TF

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#82756 March 4th, 2007 at 09:22 PM
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That's some type of a Euphorbia I think....

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It bleeds white, and profusely. I think it's sticky sap. (I try to avoid touching it!!)
Some people can have a reaction to that sap...

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#82757 March 4th, 2007 at 09:34 PM
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Thanks Weezie...
I just searched http://www.noble.org/webapps/plantimagegallery/ForbsSearch.aspx
for an image and can't find anything. But when you said it, I realized that someone else told me the same... based on the white sap.

Maybe I can find something somewhere else. (I really am swearing to never throw tags out again! This is SIlly!) :p

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#82758 March 4th, 2007 at 09:41 PM
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I know how you feel..
When I started gardening my wee~one went behind me
and started pulling out the tags..
I found them in a patch of his own..
he'd only planted the tags..
I couldn't be mad,
but that's how I started surfin' the internet myself!!!

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#82759 March 4th, 2007 at 09:55 PM
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Weezie.. There's a short story in that!! tf

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#82760 March 4th, 2007 at 11:26 PM
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Terraflora I may have found your euphoria spruge species if this isn't it there are a few more here you can look thru!

http://www.virtualplanttags.com/vpt.asp?co=410087&pID=40685&cID=11&r=GIYP

or..

http://bayimages.net/plants/shrubs/i749.html

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Euphorbia_characias.htm

This next one is a galleries of euphorbia's you may see what you have there!
http://www.toptropicals.com/pics/garden/m1/euph_gallery.htm

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#82761 March 5th, 2007 at 03:09 AM
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Angelblossom..
THANKS! I see my plant in the virtualplanttags link -- Euphorbia characias 'Lambrook Gold'

Now off I go to study it's care!
THANKS SOOO much!!

TF

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#82762 March 5th, 2007 at 03:52 AM
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YAYYYYYYYYY! Diane got it...
I knew it was a Euphorbia,
but what brand/species it was,
I was not sure... Duh

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#82763 March 6th, 2007 at 12:00 AM
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Terraflora ~~ Your sooo welcome!! Glad I could help! thumbup grinnnn

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#82764 March 6th, 2007 at 02:36 AM
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even though this has been identified, i'm moving it to mysteries...

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#82765 March 9th, 2007 at 04:16 AM
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Did the picture I attached get lost because you moved/are moving the thread? Or did I attach it 'illegally' so that it got removed by some forum cops or something?

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#82766 March 9th, 2007 at 04:26 AM
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(are you asking about the original picture you posted?)
I still see it!
And no, the picture was fine... thumbup flw

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#82767 March 13th, 2007 at 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
I know how you feel..
When I started gardening my wee~one went behind me
and started pulling out the tags..
I found them in a patch of his own..
he'd only planted the tags..
I couldn't be mad,
but that's how I started surfin' the internet myself!!!
Weezie, how cute! I loved that little anecdote. It's almost poetic. I have noticed you use the word "wee" in a lot of your posts. Are you Scottish or Irish by any chance?

Back on topic, Good to know what you have there Terraflora. I didn't have a clue. This is such a great web site. Good luck with it.

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#82768 March 14th, 2007 at 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by Linny:
Weezie, how cute! I loved that little anecdote. It's almost poetic. I have noticed you use the word "wee" in a lot of your posts. Are you Scottish or Irish by any chance?

If ya kin say it's a blra, blrit, moon lick, nick, tonick.... ya'all rit, ya kin!!! wink laugh
(it's hard typing a Irish brogue, ya kin!!
*kin means know*
*and I said, If you can say it's a broad, bright, moonlite night, tonight, you're alright, you know*

I have a relative named Wee~Angus..
I wanted to name my son that, but husband was not likin' the idea.. frown :p
And he's a stubborn wee~child, don'tchya kin!!!

~~~>talk about getting off topic shocked


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