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common name: Portland Spurge
synonyms: Euphorbia segetalis
perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
poisonous or irritant
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Low spreading, sprawling habit, reddish stems and glaucous grey-green leaves becoming red tinted as they age. Small greenish yellow flowers in spring.
Very well drained, sandy or gritty soil in full sun. Drought tolerant.
Native to South-western Britain and other parts of western Europe, found mostly on the coast growing on rocks and sand dunes.