Spines, Prickles, Thorns, Stingers, Etc.

Fierce predator
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Herons are the big danger here.  
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The roof beams look a bit threatenig
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Lizzie must take care.
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A cross between a chrysanthemum and and old man:
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Don't fall in there.
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The spines look like zip ties with those horizontal grooves.
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Fierce but Fuzzy
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Just fuzzy.
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This plant could not decide whether to be normal or cristate, so it did both.
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Aeonium nobile was only flowery
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If it's weird, its a Euphorbia
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If it's not--then it's not.  
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The Desert Garden, Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


  1. Love the dragonfly shot! The lizard one is fun too!

  2. Cool shots! That dragonfly is stunning. The plant world has produced some wonders, huh?

  3. Gorgeous shots! Thank you for the concise lesson in botany: "If it's weird it's a euphorbia, if it's not, it's not." Nothing starts the day quite so well as a good laugh at a plant joke!


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