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Sally4 Huntsman spider
Huntsman spider commented on by Sally4 Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines5 years ago

You are welcome. These spiders are frightening when they pop out of nowhere — but once your heartbeat calms down, they're neat to watch. :-)

Sally4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sally4 Arizona, USA5 years ago

A type of hedgehog cactus?

Sally4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sally4 Arizona, USA5 years ago

Small mammilaria cacti?

Sally4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sally4 Indio, California, USA5 years ago

Blooming on the Sonoran Desert right now. As the flowers age they turn from purple/mauve to a faded white. Haven't seen any berries yet. Leaves often hide the thorns. It belongs to the Nighshade (potato) family which also includes sacred datura aka jimsonweed. Ten species of Lycium i AZ.

Sally4 Desert mistletoe
Desert mistletoe commented on by Sally4 Arizona, USA5 years ago

Desert mistletoe is blooming now on the Sonoran Desert. The tiny greenish-yellow flowers — a favourite of bees — produce masses of orangey-red berries, a favourite of phainopeplas who are often seen perching on top of palo verde & ironwood trees. They are favourite hosts of this semi-parasite which will often kill them. Six species in Arizona.

Sally4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sally4 Gilbert, Arizona, USA5 years ago

Possibly a new set of cactus "leaves" forming at the end of a cactus arm?

Sally4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sally4 Tucson, Arizona, USA5 years ago

Would this be a type of flax?

Sally4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sally4 Colorado, USA5 years ago

Looks like an anemone.

Sally4 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Sally4 South Carolina, USA5 years ago

This looks like a garden flower we used to call bachelor('s) buttons ... Centaurea, as StirredMocha mentioned. An import into North America from Europe.

Sally4 Cactus Flower
Cactus Flower commented on by Sally4 Georgia, USA5 years ago

A type of prickly pear, per chance? (Opuntia spp)

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