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cactus flower by the Cimarron

Fruit of the Cane Cholla

By the Dry Cimarron along New Mexico Highway 456     •     May 28, 2009
Photo by Beau Bosko

Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Species: imbricata
Another name for this cactus is the walking stick cholla. Experts say it can grow as tall as fifteen feet. This one had grown as tall as me.

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