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Poland, J., 2005

Milk matters - the importance of latex in vegetative identification

Summarises the British flowering plant families that have milk (latex).

Journal BSBI News
Volume No 100
Page range 21-22

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

APIACEAE (umbellifers) Identification Current Milk present in many genera but sparse or watery and rarely documented.
Lactuceae (“dandelions”) Identification Current Milk present.
CAMPANULACEAE (bellflowers) Identification Current Milk present.
APOCYNACEAE (periwinkles and asclepiads) Identification Current Milk present.
Euphorbia L. (spurges) Identification Current Milk present.
PAPAVEROIDEAE (poppies) Identification Current
MORACEAE (mulberries, figs) Identification Current Milk present.
ANACARDIACEAE (sumachs, smoke-tree) Identification Current Milk present.
Acer campestre L. (Field Maple) Identification Current Milk present.
Acer platanoides L. (Norway Maple) Identification Current Milk present.
CONVOLVULACEAE (bindweeds & dodders) Identification Current Milk present.
ALISMATACEAE (water-plantains) Identification Current Milk present.
BUTOMACEAE (flowering rushes) Identification Current Said to have milk.
NYMPHAEACEAE (water lilies) Identification Current Said to have milk.
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