7 Jul 2016

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Crown of Thorns

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Euphorbiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge family)
Botanical name: Euphorbia milii
Common Name: Crown of Thorns or Christplant
Habit: Perennial Shrub

The plant is having many sharp and spiny thorns. Beautiful red-colored bracts protect the small flowers.


The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

1 comment:

  1. kerla is very beautiful and peace full place this blog and all these flowers so beautiful i like nature thanks for sharing please visit us.......

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