Euphorbia From Chartres, France

The name Euphorbia is considered by many in South Africa as synonymous with poison.This is a very unique kind of plant. When we think of plant kingdom we associate green color with leaves, never with flowers.

Green flowers are rare, but green flowers do exist. Some time back I had shared a green rose with you, see it here. Some flowers when tended in right conditions get a green tinge in their petals.

Today I have Euphorbia for you which are green in color.I found these flowers completely drenched in the garden of Chartres cathedral. The lengthy curved branches have tiny flowers. The leaves are pointed and small rounded flowers within them. Since the flowers are so tiny, it gives the impression they are green. Just one word of caution, when you try to break them, it produces a milky white substance which can irritate sensitive skin.

Caution with Euphorbia

Those who are planting Euphorbia plants in their garden have to be careful especially while pruning or replanting them. If the white milky substance squirts to your eye it can have disastrous effect. Some beautiful things of life are best admired from far!


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52 Responses

  1. Hilary says:

    So true that green is a rare colour for the flowers themselves. This is a lovely plant.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    How beautiful! I've never seen this before! Thanks so much for sharing, Indrani, Hope your weekend is going well!

  3. Cloudia says:

    Yes! Quite unusual and beautifully captured too 🙂

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  4. Arti says:

    From its appearance it comes across as a bit shady!! No wonder it secretes the white milky substance which irritates the skin.
    Thanks for sharing Indrani 🙂

  5. Those are very pretty!

  6. Jama says:

    They are gorgeous! I've seen several green flowers, including green orchids.

  7. What beautiful ornaments. They sure are fun to look at.

  8. Lui says:

    Yes I saw some green flowers too and they are just as special!

  9. Jeevan says:

    This sounds interesting! Looks quite unique… I have captured green flowers in kodaikanal.

  10. guild-rez says:

    Your Euphorbia flower belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae. consists of over 2000 species.
    Awesome picture!!

  11. thanx for your beautiful and interesting weekend flowers! 🙂

  12. interesting flower, and beautiful too in it´s own way. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  13. Pattu Raj says:

    A rare beauty!. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Dear Indrani!
    Remember the beautiful gardens near Chartres Cathedral?
    They are very beautiful.
    I send greetings.

  15. Anu says:

    It looks like a rare species of flower, particularly for it's color!

  16. Carver says:

    Very interesting and beautiful.

  17. Meena says:

    Green flowers – now thts somthing new!

  18. That's a lovely pic! The tiny flowers are very special. Have a good start!

  19. I had green roses (smaller tha the Yercaud variety) at home but then Euphorbias are new to me. Thanks for sharing.

  20. DeniseinVA says:

    So unusual and beautiful! Thanks Indrani 🙂

  21. Lovely, Indrani! They look a little like flowers under umbrellas! Guess you're still in France:)

  22. Interesting! For a moment I thought it was a underwater shot

  23. wow, very interesting and informative post 🙂

  24. Informative and Interesting Post and the Flower as well.. 😀

  25. Thank you, Indrani for sharing this rare and beautiful green flower.

  26. Awesome collection. thanks for sharing.

  27. Arti says:

    You are so right Indrani – green is always associated with leaves. It's nice to learn about a green flower today – for a change.

  28. Seeta says:

    Very pretty! Tell me, when do you set off on these travels.. each day you have a new tale to tell and a beautiful pic to show 🙂

  29. Senorita says:

    This is so rare and beautiful!

  30. Definitely a rarity. How amazing our planet is!!!

  31. All i have in my garden are table roses but I love flowers. Kind courtesy you I have seen two green flowers for the first time, thank you and indeed they are very beautiful.

  32. Najm Nisa says:

    Green flowers? wow ! I have never had an opportunity to see green flowers, hopefully someday ! 🙂

  33. Wow, the flowers look so dainty and pretty. 🙂

  34. Ah ! What can I say ….. This is AWESOMATIC !!
    I think I should find new words from now on !! Tired of typing beautiful, great, nice, brilliant !!

  35. Flowers Amazing !!!

  36. Such a beauty ! Thanks for sharing Indrani 🙂

  37. Beautiful! I wonder how these flowers attract insects! May be through their fragrance?

  38. beautify of nature 🙂

  39. Nikhil says:

    Well shot! 🙂
    A diff. nd a unique flower.:D

  40. That’s a new bit of information Indrani, Thank you. I agree some beautiful things are best admired from far. In my childhood all of us cousins were asked not to enter the little ponds around the maternal home to pluck this extremely beautiful flower! The same warning, the white blood would cause disastrous effect. I wonder whether it was the disastrous effect of the flower’s blood or the danger of the swampy pond.. no more ponds so never could know for sure

  41. It is an old post but specifically and separately for the challenge. Saludos

  42. I’ve never heard of it but its gorgious!

  43. Freda says:

    Neat pattern this plant and its flowers create.

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