Mojave Mound Cactus
The Mojave mound cactus is one of those many types of barrel cacti found throughout the American Southwest. The main key to identification (besides geographic location) are the reddish/rosy, somewhat flattened spines that are a brighter red at the tips. This trio was photographed in the Cottonwood Mountains of the Mojave Desert in Southern California.
- © 2013
- Image Size
- 4288x2848 / 10.7MB
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- Contained in galleries
- Cactaceae (Cactus Family), Cacteae