• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Kallikratis plateau
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    February 2005
Greek spiny spurge
Phrygana diorama
Shrubland of Crete (Greece) diorama

Photo of the Greek spiny spurge, Euphorbia acanthothamnos, about to sprout. This plant is a low growing, domed, perennial spiny shrub growing from the seashores to 2000 m. Its densely branched spiny stems along with its toxic milky latex protect it from grazing animals.