Buckhorn Cholla

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Buckhorn Cholla

Buckhorn Cholla  - Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Norterra Preserve/Sonoran Loop
Date sighted:  4/03/2010
Season:  Spring
Blooming early April to late May, the cactus grows to about 6 ft (1.8 meters) tall. The flowers are 3 inches (7.6 cm) wide and have rusty red to yellow color. Later in the season the flowers are followed by tan-colored fruits that dry out and drop off before the plant flowers again next year.
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