From Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants
Euphorbia amygdaloides (wood spurge) is a species of flowering plant in the family Euphorbiaceae, native to woodland locations in Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a bushy evergreen perennial, growing to a height of Template:Convert, with dark green slightly hairy leaves about Template:Convert long. The complex green-yellow inflorescence (cyathium), typical of Euphorbia, appears in late spring and early summer.<ref name=RHSAZ>Template:Cite book</ref>
It is among the few plants that thrive in the dry shade of trees, where it is used as groundcover. It spreads rapidly by underground rhizomes and can become invasive, though relatively easy to remove.<ref name=RHSAZ></ref>
The milky latex of the plant is toxic and can cause irritation on contact with the skin.
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