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Cullman, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2002
1:20 AM

Post #25107

Please look at the three little plants in the center of the picture. I know I must have planted these but I have no idea what they are. They survived 13degree temps this winter and didn't even lose leaves. The stems are red and the leaf pattern is very distinctive. Any help would be appreciated. Doris

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Hanover, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2002
2:49 AM

Post #228356

they look like first year mole plants. I do not know the latin name but they should get up to 3 feet this year and the flowers will be green. the bees love them the seed pods pop from the heat in august and you will not have any moles
if you pull them do not get the sap in your eyes as it will burn for a while
oh and they self seed a "bit"

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Castelnau RB Pyrenée
(Zone 8a)

March 18, 2002
9:18 AM

Post #228432

A Euphorbia? Someone else may know which one.
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

March 18, 2002
1:08 PM

Post #228484

we call it "Gopher Purge", it reseeds.
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 18, 2002
8:36 PM

Post #228662

i agree with Cala.

March 18, 2002
8:44 PM

Post #228669

I agree with everyone. Euphorbia lathyris which I understand is also Mole Plant, Caper Spurge and Gopher Spurge
Hanover, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2002
11:47 PM

Post #228743

reseeds is a polite word for it we call nicknamed it mole"grass"
Cullman, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2002
12:44 AM

Post #228778

Now I remember! I went on the "Worlds Largest Yardsale" Highway 127 Corridor from AL through TN and into KY year before last. I was of course interested in all the yards and plants along the way. A gentleman gave me three seed off a "gopher plant". I brought them home stuck on a piece of tape (yard sale sticker.) I planted them and forgot.

Thank you gardeners! I knew you could help. Doris
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2002
12:47 AM

Post #228783

ooooo, I have driven through that area during that sale, and didn't have time to stop. I so wish I could make that an annual thing. I did get to stop at a few in Arkansas, and found some great Homer Laughlin dishes in Bentonville, but not a single seed or plant as I recall. That was quite a few years ago for me, didn't realize they still had it.

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