This description is for Euphorbia amygdaloides: Wood Spurge, or to give it its Latin name, Euphorbia amygdaloides, is a delightful plant and one that will certainly be a talking point in the garden. It has spoon shaped leaves that are dark green with deep red coloured stems. During the spring and summer it bears yellow green flowers. Extremely hardy, it thrives in virtually any location. However, the plant is highly toxic if ingested, so take care not to plant if children play in the garden.