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

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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 I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Oct 3, 2016 4:52 PM CST
Love it. We used to have the one with pink flowers....Colletia hystrix rosea


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

The triangular bits are actually flattened stems not leaves.


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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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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 :)
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
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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Oct 4, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Always welcome:)

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