Sea Spurge

Euphorbia paralias L.

Sea spurge is a small, upright, multi-stemmed shrub that usually grows between 20 and 70 cm tall. It has fleshy, blue-green leaves and small yellow-green flowers.

Each year new stems grow in spring from the root crown. Flowers appear between September and May. After flowering stems die off and are replaced with new ones the next spring.

Each plant can produce up to 5000 seeds that can survive for several years on ocean currents

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What habitats does Euphorbia paralias live in?

Most commonly found in coastal environments, from the high water flotsam line into the dunes

What is the distribution of Euphorbia paralias?

Southern Australia

How big does Euphorbia paralias grow?

Between 20 and 70 cm tall

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