Cactus and Succulents forum→need help with an ID

Views: 400, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
pappy44
Jun 3, 2018 7:50 AM CST
I have had this for a few years, can anyone help with an ID
Thumb of 2018-06-03/pappy44/b23632

Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
Purslane Bromeliad Container Gardener Houseplants Sedums Sempervivums
Image
skopjecollection
Jun 3, 2018 8:11 AM CST
An euphorbia, from the "ferox" group, maybe pulvinata or Euphorbia fimbriata . Could be others, would need a closeup on the rosette,
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
Jun 3, 2018 3:51 PM CST
Or it may be one of those strange Euphorbias that a few of us have (me included) that defies identification.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
Image
Baja_Costero
Jun 3, 2018 10:06 PM CST

Moderator

Nice looking Euphorbia.
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
pappy44
Jun 4, 2018 5:38 AM CST
closeup shots, the last is a pup
Thumb of 2018-06-04/pappy44/357db7
Thumb of 2018-06-04/pappy44/c7d537
Thumb of 2018-06-04/pappy44/c3255f
Thumb of 2018-06-04/pappy44/73256e

Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
Purslane Bromeliad Container Gardener Houseplants Sedums Sempervivums
Image
skopjecollection
Jun 4, 2018 6:08 AM CST
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...
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
Image
Baja_Costero
Jun 4, 2018 12:37 PM CST

Moderator

Do you have any flower pictures? That would probably help to at least rule out some of the options.
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
pappy44
Jun 4, 2018 7:51 PM CST
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
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
pappy44
Jun 5, 2018 4:54 AM CST
a picture showing dried flowers

Thumb of 2018-06-05/pappy44/5edc98

Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
Image
Baja_Costero
Jun 7, 2018 12:44 PM CST

Moderator

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.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cactus and Succulents forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "DAYLILY Starling"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.