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Sea Spurge (Euphorbia paralias)

Plants with white flowers
Common Scurvy GrassDanish Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Mouse-ear
Sea CampionSea Carrot
Sea KaleSea Rocket
DewberryBurnet Rose
White Rock-roseWood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock-roseHoary Rock-rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSilver Ragwort
Sea purslaneWild Cabbage
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianCommon Storksbill
Sand SpurreySea Bindweed
Sea PinkHounds Tongue
Common CentaurySpear-leaved Orache
Tree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea Beet
Sea Spurge
AlexandersSea Plantain
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Sea Spurge

Sea Spurge is a common plant of sand dunes, flowering from June to August. The flowers are yellow-green in colour, and not conspicuous. As with all spurges, the stems when broken yield a milky sap which is highly irritant to skin and eyes. The leaves are oval and greyish-green in colour. Height up to 20 inches.