Plant Assingment - Daniel Miller A39678296 Plant Biology...

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Daniel Miller A39678296 Plant Biology Crown-of-Thorns The plant that I chose to research is called the Crown-of-Thorns, or more formally known as Euphorbia milli . The Crown-of-Thorns comes from the very large Euphorbiaceae family of plants. The Euphorbiaceae family also contains the Poinsettia which many people know as a common holiday plant and often keep in their houses. It is native to Madagascar and prefers climates that are very hot and dry with a lot of open space. The plant, which was located in the Beal Gardens contained red flowers, but it can also blossom in pink, salmon, or white depending on the particular plant. It is said to blossom year round; however, the plant should be kept above 60*, I am interested to see how the plant will be doing in January. At first I was attracted to the Crown-of-Thorns from a distance because of its appearance. From afar it appeared to have gray branches with lots of little. Atop of these unique looking branches there were either two or four small red flowers that could have been mistaken for berries. When I got
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PLB 105 taught by Professor Heatherhallen during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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Plant Assingment - Daniel Miller A39678296 Plant Biology...

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