Euphorbia lathyris

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Related to Gopher plant: caper spurge, Gopher spurge
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Noun1.Euphorbia lathyris - poisonous Old World spurgeEuphorbia lathyris - poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil
Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
spurge - any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice
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And though it may be true that gophers won't eat so-called repellent plants such as garlic, daffodil, castor bean, and gopher plant (Euphorbia lathyrus), they aren't repelled by them either.
The Euphorbia lathyris, or gopher plant, produces an oil-based latex as well as fermentable sugars and cellulose.
But the gopher plant is an annual, and while that means it can be harvested almost immediately, it also means the crop is relatively expensive and hard on the land.