Dwarf Spurge - Euphorbia exigua


    A small plant 5 to 20 cm high with stems much branched from base and containing latex. The flowers are green.

    Photo ID?

    On arable land often in limestone areas, less frequently occurring in other areas of disturbed ground such as gardens, waste ground and bare patches in dry grassland.

    When to see it

    In flower from June to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent, although often local in England and Wales and possibly declining.

    VC55 Status

    Now only occasional and rather local in Leicestershire and Rutland. It is mainly found in the limestone areas of East Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 103 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map