Here is a full-sized teddybear cholla in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. New fresh spines are off-white and as dense as fur (someone decided to make the teddybear comparison, hence the common name), and as the section ages, it turns darker to eventually black. You can see in this photo that the top half is heavily laden with fruit.
- © 2013
- Image Size
- 4288x2848 / 7.5MB
America, American Southwest, Angiosperms, C. bigelovii, Cactaceae, California, Caryophyllales, Cholla Guera, Choya Güera, Core eudicots, Cylindropuntia, Cylindropuntia bigelovii, Eudicots, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, National Park, National Park Joshua Tree National Park, Opuntia, Opuntia bigelovii, Opuntia bigelovii var. ciribe, Opuntia ciribe, Plantae, Riverside County, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Silver Cholla, SoCal, Sonoran Desert, Teddybear Cholla, Twentynine Palms, USA, United States, arid, botany, cacti, cholla, choya, desert, dicot, flora, green, heat, hurt, jumping cholla, nature, pain, painful, perennial, plant, poke, prickle, prickly, sharp, shrub, southwest, spike, spiky, spring, subshrub, succulent, teddy-bear cholla, teddybear, thorn, thorny, west, western, wild
- Contained in galleries
- Cylindropuntieae, Cactaceae (Cactus Family)