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"Teddy Bear cactus in cactus garden" Top 5 Page for this destination Flora / Fauna Tip by JLBG


Favorite thing: This distinctive cholla has a vertical trunk 3 to 5 feet (1-1.5 m) tall with densely-packed horizontal side branches on the upper foot (30 cm) or so. Older, lower side branches die and fall off. The joints are very densely spined, very little of the living surface can be seen through its armor. The spines are especially sharp and strongly-barbed. Young spines are yellow and become black with age.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 15, 2005
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