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Jun 3, 2018 7:50 AM CST
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
I have had this for a few years, can anyone help with an ID
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Jun 3, 2018 8:11 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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An euphorbia, from the "ferox" group, maybe pulvinata or Euphorbia fimbriata . Could be others, would need a closeup on the rosette,
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Jun 3, 2018 3:51 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Or it may be one of those strange Euphorbias that a few of us have (me included) that defies identification.
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Jun 3, 2018 10:06 PM CST
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Name: Baja
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Nice looking Euphorbia.
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Jun 4, 2018 5:38 AM CST
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
closeup shots, the last is a pup
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Jun 4, 2018 6:08 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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Might be a tad crazy, but im betting its got stelispina in its ancestry. On the other hand, a more plausible is that is hybrid between horrida, and something resembling mammilaris...
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Jun 4, 2018 12:37 PM CST
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Do you have any flower pictures? That would probably help to at least rule out some of the options.
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Jun 4, 2018 7:51 PM CST
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
I don't have any pictures of the blooms, but I can say that the spines grew to about an inch, they were not hard, and very tiny white blooms came out on the ends. after the tiny flowers dried, the spines hardened and has a sharp point. hope this helps
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Jun 5, 2018 4:54 AM CST
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
a picture showing dried flowers

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Jun 7, 2018 12:44 PM CST
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I still do not have a good name for your plant, but the flower color would exclude the potential options I had considered and the ones mentioned above. The botanical term for the flower base that hardens and turns into a spine is persistent peduncle, if that helps while checking out potential options on the web.
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