Common in Eastern Arizona and Southern California, the buckhorn cholla gets its name from its similarity in appearance to deer antlers. Similar to many other cactus species in the Southwest, the mature fruits of the staghorn cholla drop off long before it blooms during the next season, therefore you will never see one with both fruits and flowers at the same time. This was photographed a couple of miles from the Mexican border in extreme Southwestern Arizona.
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