Cholla Cactus Garden

Cholla Cactus Garden

Detailed Description


The teddybear cholla or "jumping cholla" (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) grow in the transition zone between the lower, warmer Colorado Desert and the higher, cooler Mojave Desert ecosystems (USDA, [2010e]). Note: although this variety of cholla is more ornamentally attractive than other cholla, it is particularly hazardous to pets and young children. The name "jumping cholla" is well deserved; the stiff and very sharp barbed spine can easily become imbedded in shoes and skin. Stay on the trail and do not attempt to touch the spines or collect the fallen branches!


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US