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Cylindropuntia whipplei - Rat-Tail, Plateau Cholla


Location: Scrub Oak/Ponderosa

Description: There is a pretty large local variation in this species. Closely related to Opuntia, this cactus is found in dry forest, and often attaches itself to passing animals. There are quite a few of these in Horse Gulch. Look, but don't touch!

Author: Eric Kiefer

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