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Should I take these out?

Should I take these out?

Thanks to Seaburngirl I now know these are mole plants. They sound pretty nasty and poisonous!! Do you think I should take them out before they seed? I have about 12 around the garden - they look ok - a bit scary and triffiid like though!!!

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I like the look of this plant, but I believe that it is invasive, and that the white sap (like other Euphorbias/spurges) will cause skin irritations if contact is made with it.

9 May, 2010


Thanks David. I am going to take them all out. I was gardening yesterday and bent the top of one over with my arm by accident. It caused a rash! I had dreams last night of being covered in blisters from them!! I have gone off them completely!

10 May, 2010



21 May, 2010


Sorry to read that you experienced the bad side of this, and hope that your arm is okay now. :-(( Nice to look at, but deceptive. definitely not one to have if you have children or pets running around.

23 May, 2010

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