This flower was so tiny that I would have missed it if I hadn’t been on my knees! Those are blades of grass around it if you need a basis for scale. It was smaller in diameter than a dime.
I have always known this plant as a pencil plant. Its scientific name is Euphorbia Tirucalli. It is also known as a pencil cactus or milk brush, due to its white sap, but it is actually a succulent. I’ve never before seen one turn red as this one did. Click on photo to enlarge it.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day, June 25, 2018
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These gorgeous little flowers were growing by the road. The largest was no more than 3/4 inch wide. Those are grass spikes behind them, if you want to guage their size. I’m holding the lower part of the stem so you can’t guage their size by my fingers as they are closer to the camera. My friend couldn’t understand what I was bending over and doing as I photographed them. Lovely miniature posies.