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Crown of Thorns

This plant originated in Madagascar.  Considered a cousin of poinsettia!  This plant is interesting because it is one of the few succulents that actually have leaves. They are available in a range of flower colors, including red, orange, yellow, and a bicolor—pink and blush. 

As in Poinsettia, what appears to be flowers are actually bracts ranging from red to yellow.  The true blooms are tiny ( yellow in this picture).

  Botanical name: Euphorbia spp.    Family: Euphorbiaceae (castor family).

Picture taken at Shilparamam, Hyderabad.

 Information – www.bellaonline.com and www.flowersofindia.net

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