Saturday, 21 March 2015

The thorny Euphorbia Milii plant

The Euphorbia Milii plant and the beautiful flower

Euphorbia Milii
Euphorbia Milii Flower 

This beautiful flower belongs to the Euphorbia Milii plant. This plant is also known as the Crown of thorns, Christ plant and Christ thorn. You will know why it is named like it when you see the second photograph.

Euphorbia Milii
Euphorbia Milii Stem 
The Euphorbia Milii is native to Madagascar, the plant is named after Boron Milius who was the governor of Bourbn (Reunion). He introduced the plant to France in 1821. 

Courtesy: The Flower Category of Indian Photo Blog.

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