Euphorbia milii var. splendens

Euphorbia milii var. splendens

Euphorbia milii var. splendens

(Crown of Thorns)

FAMILY

Euphorbiaceae

Species

Euphorbia milii var. splendens

Common name

Crown of Thorns

Flower colour; life form

Red; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small spreading succulent plant comes from Madagascar. The stems are covered in rows of long thorns and the green leaves are oblong, up to 6 cm long. The small, yellowish flowers are surrounded by two large, red bracts. The milky sap is a skin irritant. Flowering most of the year.