Broccoli garden

DAY 58 (2 JUNE) – Candelabra tree (Euphorbia candelabrum) (Vejer, Spain)

Although you are more likely to see this huge cactus tree in East Africa, where it is endemic, or in a cactus garden in the Canary Islands, this one stands in front of a house here in Andalucia next to the washing line. Crowned in yellow-green flowers, it reminds me of broccoli that’s on the turn.

Apparently its sap mixed with honey used to be used to treat syphilis in Ethiopia, or was mixed with other plants to treat leprosy.

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