• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Aegean, Cyclades, Christiani isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Vardinoyannis, K.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Greek spiny spurge
Plants
Plants

Photo of flowers 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.