Mystery Solved with Banana Nut Bread

I used to use the old sandbox as a plant nursery.

When the bunnies moved in, I had to hurriedly move all the little plants out to safety.

In my haste,  many were moved without their identification.

Among the many refugees was this plant.

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I was considering posting it here for help with identification.

No need now.

I stopped by some friends’ house to deliver fresh loaves of banana nut bread.

What did I spy in the yard?   This very plant.

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They had given me some seeds.  (My bad for not remembering.)

Its common name is “Mole Plant”,
also known as Caper (DO NOT EAT) Spurge or Gopher Spurge.IMG_0503

It is a Euphorbia lathyris and all parts are POISONOUS.

It was used in orchards to repel rodents.

Thank heavens I moved it out of the bunny yard before my nibblers could snack on it.

The symmetry is perfect.

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The blooms are tiny and yellow.

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Whew!

Who knew you could learn so much from banana nut bread.

Follow the baker.

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