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Teddybear Cholla

Cylindropuntia bigelovii

Description:

Dense, white spines make this cactus look like it's fuzzy and soft. This is starting to flower that will be yellow-green

Habitat:

Native plant growing in Creosote Bush Scrub at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

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2 Comments

Oh, no! I've avoided them so far. Such an innocent looking plant... from a distance :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Yes, they LOOK soft, but boy, when they jump out and poke into you, OUCH! (They don't really jump of course, it just seems that way).

California, USA

Spotted on Dec 28, 2013
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013

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