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What plant is this?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:42 pm
by _ld99
This plant is common where I live and i've always wondered what it is and whether it is safe for a dart frog vivarium. Any ideas are appreciated.
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Re: What plant is this?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:04 am
by joneill809
Looks like the weed prostrate/creeping/spotted spurge - is this the stuff that grows in a radial pattern in the cracks of your driveway?

If so, I would not suggest it - it has a milky sap that is a skin irritant and poisonous if ingested. I'm no plant guy so I may have it wrong.

Re: What plant is this?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:15 pm
by Philsuma
Weed X2. The question is not IF you can place it into a vivarium...but more like WHY would you want to place it into a vivarium.

It looks like 'hell'.Screams 'weed' and doesn't look tropical at all. There's gotta be a dozen greenhouse near where you live where you can get tiny started 'terrarium' plantings for a buck or three each and they will look and thrive awesomely.

Re: What plant is this?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:47 pm
by pa.walt
look up weeds in de. I know this sounds like a dumb reply but I did this for my area and got the names of weeds around me. and how bad they are to get rid of like the weed pictured.

Re: What plant is this?

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:29 pm
by goods
Chamaesyce (Euphorbia) maculata