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Euphorbia Hirta - 20 Seeds - Asthma Plant / Garden Spurge

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Euphorbia Hirta - Asthma Plant / Garden Spurge

20 Seeds

Native to tropical and subtropical North America, this annual can reach up to 60cm tall. Leaves are produced in opposite pairs along a red-yellow hairy stem, mid green and somewhat leathery, up to 3-4cm long. Flowers grow in the leaf axils as dense balls, with multiple tiny green-red flowers making up a cluster around 1cm across.

Historically used to treat a variety of ailments including asthma, dysentary and other digestive problems. Please contact a GP before using in a medicinal context.

Please note that the milky-white sap in the stems is toxic and may cause contact dermatitis. Handle with care.

Frost tender. Minimum temperature 5°C