Euphorbia spinosa subsp. ligustica is a spontaneous species whose most common habitat is areas characterized by limestone rocks.
The entire adult plant is uprooted and used, and is highly appreciated on the market for floral arrangements, especially in Northern Europe, under the commercial name of “Nido”. It is traditionally marketed by weight, coming in packs of half a kilogram, including both the whole plant and cut branches. It is frequently harvested in the wild due to its market demand, which is both illegal and the cause of severe hydrogeological instability on sloping land in our territory.
In recent years, the IRF has worked on the agronomic and commercial assessment of the cultivated product, with excellent feedback from operators. Seedlings can be requested for cultivation from IRF technicians.