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Common Name : Crown of Thorns

Scientific Name: Euphorbia milii

Description: This slow growing plant is covered with very sharp thorns. It reaches a height around three feet. The bright green leaves are accentuated by the tiny yellow to red flowers. The sap is moderately poisonous.

Origin: Madagascar


Recommended LINKS & BOOKS

A great resource for botanical information is Botanica which you can order from at this link. This text features beautiful color photos and descriptions of over 10,000 garden plants. It is also available to order on CD from Canada.

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