SOLVED: What is this?

Cullman, AL(Zone 7a)

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

This message was edited Sunday, Mar 17th 9:22 PM

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Hanover, PA(Zone 6a)

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, France(Zone 8a)

A Euphorbia? Someone else may know which one.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

we call it "Gopher Purge", it reseeds.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

i agree with Cala.

I agree with everyone. Euphorbia lathyris which I understand is also Mole Plant, Caper Spurge and Gopher Spurge

Hanover, PA(Zone 6a)

reseeds is a polite word for it we call nicknamed it mole"grass"

Cullman, AL(Zone 7a)

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)

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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