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RingUpRingRingDown Sun 22-May-16 13:28:09

Can anyone help identify what this is. It is growing at an alarming rate - now approx 5 feet tall. We call it the beanstalk.

Slight purple tinge to the stem. Green flowers.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 22-May-16 14:32:04

Can you post a picture?

RingUpRingRingDown Sun 22-May-16 14:45:57

Doh! Only just realised I hadn't done that, it would help, wouldn't it. 😄

MadSprocker Sun 22-May-16 16:12:28

Euphorbia of some kind, maybe?

JennyWreny Sun 22-May-16 16:19:43

As MadSprocker says, it does look like a type of Euphorbia. If it is, be careful of the sap as it can be an irritant.

Felco Sun 22-May-16 16:19:45

Euphorbia lathyris - it's quite toxic (give it a Google) but looks fab.

Cathpot Sun 22-May-16 16:20:31

Another vote for euphorbia - if you pull it out wear gloves, sap is an irritant.

Cathpot Sun 22-May-16 16:44:54

Sorry xpost

RingUpRingRingDown Sun 22-May-16 16:58:17

Yes, that's it! Thank you. Now to decide whether it stays or goes....

P1nkP0ppy Sun 22-May-16 17:00:34

It's also known as spurge I think, it's a weed in my garden 😀

JennyWreny Sun 22-May-16 18:04:13

Now to decide whether it stays or goes....

You might find it decides to stay whether you like it or not! We pulled a Euphorbia up a few years ago and it keeps coming back.

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