Plant ID forum: Thorny plant, leafless?, tiny white flowers

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 3, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Found a big plant while visiting a castle and gardens. Any idea what it is? Tried euphorbia but not finding a match.
Any idea?
Would also like to know what to do with the cuttings. Just stick them in soil? Cactus mix?
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Oct 3, 2016 12:27 PM CST
What an odd plant! You are right, not a Euphorbia (wrong flowers) but I don't know what it is.

Euphorbia also have white sap. Did that plant bleed white? Its really very interesting. I hope we can figure it out.
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Silversurfer
Oct 3, 2016 4:52 PM CST
Love it. We used to have the one with pink flowers....Colletia hystrix rosea

http://www.rogerstreesandshrubs.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid...

Yours is a shrub ......Colletia paradoxa.

The triangular bits are actually flattened stems not leaves.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Colletia+paradoxa&rlz=1C1G...

http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/246.htm

How very kind of them to give you a cutting!
I dread to think what would happen to plants if everyone helped themselves.

RHS advice...."Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings of short sideshoots in late summer "
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Oct 3, 2016 8:20 PM CST

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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fixpix
Oct 4, 2016 1:41 AM CST
Wow. Many thanks. Definitely IDed.
Funny thing, there's a huge one with pink flowers and thinner thorns right here in a park. Smells divine. I knew these 2 were related :)
Thanks!!!
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Oct 4, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Hi. Its seem to be a species of Colletia. Maybe Colletia paradoxa or C. cruciata Smiling

Late respon. Lol
Forget to refresh before reply...
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 4, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Thanks
Always welcome:)

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