Daily Flower Candy: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Whilst the wretched winter weather continues to dowse and drown us, there are signs of spring in the garden if one looks hard enough for them. Truly a plant for all seasons, the acid-yellow flowers of Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean spurge) are already beginning to unfurl from their protective layer of glaucous blue leaves.  It will be March or April before they are in full bloom, providing a foil for tulips, daffodils and silky pasque flowers.

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii, Waterlow Park, December 2013