Solved What is this little thing? - chickens love it

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  1. karaman

    karaman Gardener

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    hallo,

    these things pop up all over the place - the chickens love it but what is it? i rip them out and add to compost bin.
    cheers, karaman
     

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    Looks more like Euphorbia than Chickweed. Euphorbia sap is a skin irritant.
     
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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I thought it was spurge, cant imagine chickens liking that the sap is caustic.
       
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        That is "Petty" spurge aka Euphorbia peplus
         
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        Hallo scrungee, pete and jwk,

        thank you - as far as the chickens are concerned i've probably mixed it up with chickweed -- come to think of it you are right, it has a white sap just like euphorbia, i try to pull it up by the roots and that works well -- will think of it as 'peplus' from now on...

        thanks again, karaman
         
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