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Name: Elizabeth
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arctangent
Dec 17, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Look but don't touch

A rib or ridge of a Euphorbia pseudocactus, with miniature blooms the same color as the body of the plant, and much larger thorns. Obviously, I rotated the original image in order to get this horizontal crop. (Arid House Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens)

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Here's the full, unrotated, shot.

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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 17, 2020 6:08 PM CST
Wow, Elizabeth! Cool picture! Do you have the whole picture?
Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 17, 2020 6:11 PM CST
And I agree with your post in the other thread: lots of very interesting, unique banners---this one included!
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5b)
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Johannian
Dec 17, 2020 6:12 PM CST
Cool banner Elizabeth!

And I agree with Laurie, I'd like to see the full pic please!
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 17, 2020 6:21 PM CST
Thanks Laurie and Johannian for the interest and approval of this subject. Euphorbias are such an interesting group of plants. I've added the original from which I took the banner as an edit in the first item in the thread. Now I think maybe I should dig up a photo of the entire plant. What you see in the full sized photo is just the tip of one stem of a much larger plant.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 17, 2020 6:27 PM CST
Excellent banner, Elizabeth. Thumbs up
Very interesting plants....
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SoCalGardenNut
Dec 17, 2020 6:36 PM CST
Very cool!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 17, 2020 6:41 PM CST
Yes, Cal, an impressive batch of euphorbia images. A plant for any taste. I think most people would recognize Crown of Thorns blooms, and many might take the thorny types for cacti.
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 17, 2020 6:49 PM CST
Yes, I would have called it a cactus. Do they all have milky sap?
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 17, 2020 6:52 PM CST
I believe they do, Laurie. Most descriptions warn about it being a skin irritant, but I have no personal experience of it. I'm content to 'look but not touch' when it comes to euphorbias.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Dec 17, 2020 7:24 PM CST
Cool banner Elizabeth!
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 17, 2020 8:19 PM CST
I agree, a cool banner with an apt name of " Look but don't touch".
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Fleur569
Dec 17, 2020 8:53 PM CST
That is one beautiful "OUCH". Gorgeous, with the thorn warnings of avoidance.
The color is magnetic. Enjoying your banner contributions immensely.
Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 17, 2020 10:24 PM CST
This made a great banner!!
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Frenchy21
Dec 17, 2020 11:35 PM CST
I agree with all the above comments! Terrific banner!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 18, 2020 7:00 PM CST
Thanks to all of you who left thumbs up and messages. Here's a photo of what is probably the best known, most popular member of the genus Euphorbia, namely the poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima). I thought it was appropriate for the holiday season. Cheers, everyone!

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The shot was taken last December at the Meijer Gardens annual Christmas display. It shows a grouping of plants in the Tropical House part of the conservatory. Beyond the poinsettias and the white phalaenopsis orchids, I can't make any definite ID's of the other foliage plants. Some kind of fern, I think. Maybe philodendron and dracaena??? If you can fill in any of the blanks, feel free.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 19, 2020 5:30 AM CST
... the best known, most popular member of the genus Euphorbia, namely the poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima).

I need to get one asap for the dining room table. Just isn't
the same without one. I've tried to plant them afterwards, but no success. Rolling my eyes.

Thanks for the reminder! Smiling

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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 19, 2020 11:45 AM CST
EscondidoCal said:
I need to get one asap for the dining room table. Just isn't
the same without one. I've tried to plant them afterwards, but no success. Rolling my eyes.

Thanks for the reminder! Smiling



I love having them in the house this time of year, too, but have never tried to replant one. Good luck with your search
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 19, 2020 8:58 PM CST
Beautiful, Elizabeth! I tried to keep a poinsettia alive and get it to rebloom again--following the required routine of keeping it in the dark for so many hours a day for so many weeks. It worked, but it was a rather sad looking plant! Hilarious!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 20, 2020 5:40 PM CST
lauriemorningglory said:Beautiful, Elizabeth! I tried to keep a poinsettia alive and get it to rebloom again--following the required routine of keeping it in the dark for so many hours a day for so many weeks. It worked, but it was a rather sad looking plant! Hilarious!


It makes you appreciate the skill of the pros who grow poinsettias successfully, by the millions, so we can all have that added bit of living cheer. Bouquets are nice, but I love a good potted plant.
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