Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Crown of thorns
CROWN-OF-THORNS PLANT (EUPHORBIA MILII), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, MARCH 16, 2010
Pentax *ist DS
Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
1/750 sec. f11
The Euphorbia milii, by legend the flower in Christ's crown of thorns, is a succulent climbing shrub from Madagascar that is thought to have migrated to the Middle East more than two millennia ago. It's widely grown as a house plant in northern states.