Several plants bear this common name, but this is the first I’ve ever drawn (or heard of), and it is sheer coincidence that I came to it on Good Friday.

Canotia holacantha, Crucifixion thorn

I’m not sure if the drawing is finished, or I’m just tired. I think the latter, in which case I will finish it tomorrow.

These aren’t the leaves, by the way. I think the leaves are the tiny, scattered dark spots–not very interesting, whereas the tangle of twigs and thorns–! Canotia carries out its photosynthesis via its twigs.