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Beauty in the ‘Crown of Thorns’

By Delia Chatoor

Many symbols are associated with the season of Lent and they include the cross, palms, nails, dry land, loaf of bread, a chalice, and thorns.

The thorns, therefore, may remind us of a plant found in most heat tolerant and dry locations known as the Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii). It produces small red flowers with very sharp, inch-long spikes.

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