17 Aug 2018

Critter of the Week - Waiuatua

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:30 pm on 17 August 2018

Waiuatua, or shore splurge, is a species of Euphorbia which decorates many traffic islands around the capital.

Its milky sap has been used to sooth the skin and relieve dermatological ailments for decades

Waiuatua, or "shore spurge", decorates many traffic islands in the capital

Waiuatua, or "shore spurge", decorates many traffic islands in the capital Photo: Wikimedia commons

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