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This is a big cactus on our property in Kula Hawaii, elevation 2200 feet. We've had a lot of dry weather, then a very brief rain, and the cactus has launched a lot of keiki (Hawaiian for babies, or offspring).
Dry desert conditions in Maui Hawaii, 2200 foot elevation on side of Haleakala crater.
This is in our side yard and I can see it on the google map of our house, at Lat 20.78, Long -156.33. This is my first posting on Noah "Edit" won't let me add the scientific name. Some say it's Opuntia sp.
Spotted on Sep 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012