African Milk Barrel

You know that old saying – If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be . . . . . . a duck!

Well, it’s not always true.  This is not a cactus!   A cactus-like shrub, the African milk barrel is one of many interesting plants at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago.

Garfield Park Conservatory

Not a tree, bush, or cactus

Since this African milk barrel does not tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees, I guess I won’t be growing one in NW Indiana anytime soon.

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