Cholla Cactus Photos, Opuntia


Photos of Opuntia, Cholla cactus; Opuntia, Cholla cactus; Opuntia acanthocarpa, Buckhorn cholla cactus; Opuntia basilaris, Beavertail cactus; Opuntia bigelovii, Teddy-bear cholla (also known as jumping cholla, teddybear cholla); Opuntia littoralis, Coast prickly pear cactus; and Opuntia sp., Cholla cactus
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Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Opuntia, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Cholla cactus, sunrise, dawn, Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Opuntia, Borrego Springs, California Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Beavertail cactus bloom.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Opuntia basilaris, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley, Opuntia acanthocarpa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley, Opuntia acanthocarpa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley, Opuntia acanthocarpa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Coast prickly pear cactus in bloom, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Opuntia littoralis Coast prickly pear cactus in bloom, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Opuntia littoralis Coast prickly pear cactus in bloom, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Opuntia littoralis Coast prickly pear cactus in bloom, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Opuntia littoralis Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Buckhorn cholla cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia acanthocarpa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Teddy bear cholla cactus, Opuntia bigelovii, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Teddy bear cholla cactus, Opuntia bigelovii, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla blooms in spring. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla blooms in spring. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Beavertail cactus in springtime bloom, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Beavertail cactus in springtime bloom, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla is covered with dense spines. Pieces of this species easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California A bloom sprouts from the branch of a Teddy-Bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Teddy-Bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii The Teddy-Bear chollas dense array of spines is clearly apparent, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California The Teddy-Bear chollas dense array of spines is clearly apparent, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California The Teddy-Bear chollas dense array of spines is clearly apparent, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California The Teddy-Bear chollas dense array of spines is clearly apparent, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California The Teddy-Bear chollas dense array of spines is clearly apparent, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii A small forest of Teddy-Bear chollas is found in Joshua Tree National Park. Although this plant carries a lighthearted name, its armorment is most serious, Opuntia bigelovii   more ...

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Updated: December 15, 2017

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