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Spiny Spurge

Euphorbia spinosa; E. acanthothamnos     Fr: Euphorbe

The Spiny Spurge is a intricately-branched hairless shrub that forms cushion-like mounds about 40 cm high. The branch tips are weakly spiny rather than sharp, and the leaves are bluish green.

The photo shows a Spiny Spurge on jurassic limestone at St. Cézaire-sur-Siagne.

Flowers. Mar-May

Tall. Low - Med

Habitat. Rocky and stony grounds, normally well above sea level.

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