Spiky Squares

During the month of March, Becky, Queen of the Square format, is back. This month she would like to see anything spiky, jagged, bristly, serrated, prickly or barbed in whatever interpretation you like. The only rule: it must be a square.
March Squares

Pseudopanax crassifolius, horoeka, or lancewood, is a New Zealand native tree with an unusual architectural presence. Its common name, savage or toothed lancewood, gives you an indication of the foliage’s jagged edges – this armoured plant is brutal.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    You are finding’em Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have a lot of plant photos!

  2. Jo Shafer says:

    Spikey AND serrated!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, not one to get too close to!

  3. You’ve got a great collection of plant/flower spiky photos. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Plenty where you are now I imagine – have you been to the old cactus garden and desert garden up at Balboa Park? So many gardens there to see.

      1. Cacti in every direction here! 😀 Yes, I’ve to the cactus and desert garden in Balboa Park, but didn’t take many photos – not very farsighted of me. 😦 I’ve not explored the whole park yet – there is just so much to see.

        1. Heyjude says:

          You could spend every weekend there for a year I reckon.

  4. BeckyB says:

    That’s one scary tree!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes and surprisingly large! In the Morab gardens here in Penzance 🙂

      1. BeckyB says:

        Another reason to head your way then, as Cornwall is far more likely than New Zealand at the moment!

  5. Ann Mackay says:

    Wouldn’t fancy getting anywhere near that!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      No. I kept my distance!

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Interesting plants, but real beasts.

    1. Heyjude says:

      So ‘other-worldly’ looking!

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