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Caper spurge

Hereford, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all, i was wondering if the caper spurge as become popular or something, i keep seeing them in well maintained gardens and always thought it was a weed, anyone on here growing one because they like it,also does it flower?



I had never heard of it until now

apparently medicinally used as a folk remedy for Cancer, Corns and warts...

and apparently can repel Moles!!

good ole wikipedia

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17 Jun, 2009


is sometimes called the mole plant so maybe thats why, i used to google everything and wiki but now its just good ole goy lol

17 Jun, 2009


the flowers are small greeny yellow and insignificant. but the seed heads are large. i used to grow it for its spiky form. just diffenent i suppose.

17 Jun, 2009


oh i see, kept noticing it around because i work all over the place and when on my break i like to have a look at the gardens etc(today was the leominster fire was looking at), thank you both

17 Jun, 2009


I'ts quite attractive I think. The seed pods explode and send seeds everywhere but it is easy to get rid of if you don't like it, just pull it out, especially before seed pods form.

18 Jun, 2009


It grows everywhere as the ripe seed pods burst open firing them everywhere! They also grow in disturbed soil and are easily pulled out- wearing gloves! they are attractive in the right place

18 Jun, 2009

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