There are many plants that bear thorns; some of the most common are cacti and roses. Any plant with thorns should be handled with care to prevent injury.
Thorns are essentially defense mechanisms for the plant, much like teeth are for an animal. The sharp points protect the plant against animals that want to eat it.
Although there is no way to be certain, the plant most commonly believed to have been used in making the crown of thorns is the Euphorbia milii. The Bible does not explicitly mention which plant was used, but legend says...
There is only one tree species with poisonous thorns, the black locust, that is native to North America.Though there are many toxic plants and many more plants with thorns, very few plants combine the two features.
CAM plants include most succulents, such as cacti and agaves, as well as some orchids and bromeliads. CAM is an acronym for crassulacean acid metabolism, and it refers to a specific type of photosynthesis generally used ...
There are many plants in the Gobi Desert, including the saxaul. This is a small tree or shrub that keeps moisture behind its bark, making it an ideal survivor in the desert climate. Saxauls also feature an extensive root...
Toxicodendron radicans, more commonly known as poison ivy, does not have thorns. The most obvious physical characteristic of poison ivy, to help in detection and avoidance, is that the leaves grow in clusters of three.