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Euphorbia humifusa - Willd.
                 
Common Name
Family Euphorbiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The sap contains a latex which is toxic on ingestion and highly irritant externally, causing photosensitive skin reactions and severe inflammation, especially on contact with eyes or open cuts. The toxicity can remain high even in dried plant material[200]. Prolonged and regular contact with the sap is inadvisable because of its carcinogenic nature[214].
Habitats Stony or disturbed ground[50].
Range E. Asia. Naturalized in S. and C. Europe.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Euphorbia humifusa


Euphorbia humifusa
   
Physical Characteristics
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Euphorbia humifusa is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 6in). The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - cooked. An emergency food, used when all else fails[177, 179] and I would have to be very desperate to eat it even then[K].
Medicinal Uses


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Anthelmintic;  Depurative;  Diuretic;  Styptic;  Vulnerary.

Anthelmintic, vulnerary[178]. The whole plant is depurative, diuretic and styptic[147, 218]. A decoction is used in the treatment of jaundice, dysentery, enteritis, poisonous snake bites and traumatic bleeding[147].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain but since it is naturalized in C. Europe it is very likely that it can be grown here. Other members of this genus prefer a light well-drained moderately rich loam in an open position[200]. Hybridizes with other members of this genus[200]. The ripe seed is released explosively from the seed capsules[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233]. This genus has been singled out as a potential source of latex (for making rubber) for the temperate zone, although no individual species has been singled out[141].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 20°c.
Other Names
Found In
Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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