Prickly Pears are cactus native to the Americas. Cactus are succulents that are drought resistant and store water in their leaves, stems, and roots. I found these blooming cactus in northern Arizona, while walking close to MC Canyon, which is at the edge of the Mogollon Rim, where it overlooks the Verde Valley. These are Brown-Spine Prickly… Read More BLOOMING PRICKLY PEARS
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The Whipple Cholla is a dense and low to the ground cactus. They are found in the southwest desert areas. Because they are frost tolerant, you may see them above 8000′ feet in elevation. Cholla’s have multiple stems that are slender. This cholla has pale whitish spines and yellow blooming flowers from April to June.… Read More ANOTHER CACTUS
The Potts Prickly Pear lives in northern or southeastern Arizona. Typically in high desert scrub and pinyon/juniper forest areas or in oak woodland forests. They have white spines and yellow flowers that generally bloom in May and June. Read about other Prickly Pear cactus here: CACTI (part 2)