July 07, 2016

Botanical Names: Crown of Thorns

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.

Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala