Horticulture in the Desert

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Euphorbia blossoms

Posted by VT Jenny on January 8, 2009

The species Euphorbia has a wide variety of plant shapes, sizes and flowers. Most of their flowers are not showy, they are the reproductive parts and not much more. However if you take the time to really look at the Euphorbia blossoms they are uniquely beautiful and interesting. Often they look like they have water in each flower, but that is actually nectar. Look closely at these photos and you can see the liquid in each one.

Euphorbia milii v. splendens – pink, Euphorbia nesemanii, Euphorbia cooperi calidicola, Euphorbia weberbaueri, Euphorbia richardsiae

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