Common name: Petty spurge
Scientific name: Euphorbia peplus
Hazard associated: Extremely irritant sap. Can cause blindness if sap enters eyes.
- The plant is a common weed in gardens and parks.
- As in all the euphorbias, the sap of the plant is milky white and somewhat viscous.
- This plant is unlikely to be eaten due to its unpalatable taste, but it will cause blistering if chewed. It also has the potential to cause blindness if the sap is smeared in the eyes.
- It has commonly been used as a folk remedy for skin cancers.
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_peplus