The pencil cholla is a thinly branched member of the cholla cactus family found mainly in the Mojave ans Sonoran Deserts of California and Arizona, and to some extent in Southern Nevada. This photograph was made in early spring when most of the deserrt cacti are in bloom, but I missed this one as it blooms in early summer.
- © 2013
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