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Euphorbia resinifera – Moroccan Ground Spurge

Posted by VT Jenny on September 22, 2009

Euphorbia resinifera – Moroccan Ground Spurge

Size: small mound of 4-angled stems 3’x3′
Flowers: small yellow along margins of stems
Site: full to part sun, well drained soils
Uses: specimen plant rock garden
Foliage: lime green, short dark spines, white latex sap
Native: N. Africa

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Aloe longistyla

Posted by VT Jenny on September 21, 2009

Aloe longistyla

Cute and tiny but with a stout flower in late winter.

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Stapelia scitula

Posted by VT Jenny on January 11, 2009

Stapelia scitula

Full to partial sun, shade, grows to 2-3″ in container, minimum temperature indoors 50°, intermittent bloomer. Hardy outdoors in zone 10 and higher.

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Monadenium coccineum

Posted by VT Jenny on January 8, 2009

Monadenium coccineum has these unique asymmetrical flowers in a beautiful bright pink.

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Monadenium spinescens

Posted by VT Jenny on January 8, 2009

Monadenium spinescens has these interesting flowers with a soft green and pink color.

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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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