Mojave Mound Cactus
Early morning just as the desert sun blasts the Mojave Desert in bright light, these Mojave mound cacti clearly show the distict reddish-pink spines they are known for. This is one of the toughest of all desert cacti, and unlike most species that bloom right after the spring rains, this one waits until the hottest part of summer to blossom. No wonder it is thrives in the hottest locations in the country.
- © 2013
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- Contained in galleries
- Cacteae, Cactaceae (Cactus Family)