| Moleplant |
| Euphorbia lathyris|
| Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous!
|| Duration: Annual or Biennial (hardy in zones 4-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (Caper spurge)
Said to drive away moles when planted throughout the garden (15m/50 ft. apart). Potential energy-yielding plant because its milky juice of latex is rich in hydrocarbons similar to those in petroleum. Roots and seeds are purgative. Seeds may cause skin irritations: handle with rubber gloves and keep out of the reach of children. May take 1 year to germinate.