Shark Toothed Poinsettia

 

Stems covered with double reflexed thorns – a formidable defense. “Don’t bite here!” Believe it or not, this spine cloaked Madagascar native is a cousin of the smooth stemmed  Latin American Poinsettia. This is Euphorbia milii. Crown of thorns.

Stems of Euphorbia milii are covered with thorns which curve in two directions. There is no safe way to take a bite.

Stems of Euphorbia milii are covered with thorns which curve in two directions. There is no safe way to take a bite.