Donkey-tail spurge, myrtle spurge, blue spurge
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
An evergreen perennial with sprawling stems 20–40 cm long. Dense, spirally arranged leaves are fleshy, pale glaucous (blue-green), 1–2 cm long.
From Italy eastwards to the Balkans, Crimea and Turkey
Reason for introduction
euphorbia: After Euphorbus, a Greek physician who served King Juba of Numidia in 12BC. Juba named a cactus to honour Euphorbus and later Linnaeus named the entire genus after the physician.