macro of a pokey plant

I ask my self why I am still awake at this god awful hour but I unfortunately don’t answer. Now I am not really sure what kind of plant this is but I took a macro of it because it looks so pokey


Camera: Canon EOS Canon 10D
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350 sec
Aperture: f 6.7
Lens: 75-300mm @300mm
Date Taken: August 21 2003