Saturday, September 27, 2008


Euphorbia lathyrus, commonly know as the Mole Plant is a biennial (two year plant). This picture shows a small forest of the mole plant in its first year of growth.
The following photos show the second year growth of this milkweed cousin. Allegedly, the roots give off an enzyme that repels moles within a large diameter. We don't have moles so perhaps it is working. It has a spiky look to it, almost prehistoric. The round balls on the plant are the seed pods
beginning to ripen and drop to seed for next year.

1 comment:

Steph said...

I've not heard of this plant - interesting!