Dog's Mercury

Dog's mercury - Mercurialis perennis Mercurialis perennis


Colour: White with purple veins
Flowering: March - May
Height: Up to 15" (40 cm)
Family: Euphorbiaceae


Dog's Mercury Male Flowers    


Dog's Mercury is common in shady woodland. The green flowers are tiny and grow along spikes. The male and female flowers grow on separate plants. The dark green leaves are oval and slightly pointed.

As its name suggests, this plant is poisonous.


Dog's mercury - Mercurialis perennis
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