3″ across, solitary. Rhomboid tubercles. Pale yellow flowers.
Depressed globose, 5″ x 7″, curved spines.
Solitary 3″ globose bird’s nest cactus w/variable flowers
In the Opuntioideae Subfamily, similar to some of the South American chollas, with glochids and easily separated elongate stem sections.
Shrubby – can grow anywhere from 3 to 10ft. tall. Red flowers.
Mojave and Sonora Deserts. Classic golden-spined Jumping Cholla. Slow growing.
Medium height tree cholla, 3′-6’h.; 1″ pink flowers in summer sun
A branched monstrose cholla that will often form crests. The new growth is bronze and fades to grey-green as it ages. It uncommonly produces magenta flowers. Prone to rot if wet and cold. Prone to rot if wet and cold.
Shrubby tree cholla found throughout the SW and lower Great Plains. Can grow to 10ft. tall. Magenta flowers.
Grows in the limestone flats of the Chihuahuan desert. Low spine cactus, shrubby, can form woody trunks. Will grow 3 to 4 ft tall, can spread wide.
Bushy cholla to 6ft. tall; Narrow stems, long thin spines.
Shrubby California coastal native cholla; 3ft. to 8ft. tall
Compact, tree-like cholla to 6 feet tall and wide. Purple flowers. Grows in dry grasslands. The dried wood caness make for good long straight walking sticks.
Red spines fade to grey as they age.
Medium shrubby cholla to 3ft., can grow low and sprawl.
Globose, 12″ x 4ft. tall. Variable spine color from red to brown to gray. Bright red tubular flowers.
Solitary, flattened, to 6″ from rocky outcrops; mature cephalium
Small clumping mesemb, some water, white to pink flowers
Solitary barrels to 4ft, occasional clumps, golden spines
White-spined cultivar of the classic Golden Barrel.
Solitary barrels to 12″d., dense red curving spines
Hybrid with occasionally recumbent stems to 2ft
Generally solitary, stems to 8″ tall x 5″ d. Pink flowers.
Loose clumps of vertical stems to 3ft tall. Lavender flowers.
Usually solitary stems to 14″ high. Variable flowers.
Clusters of 2-4″ stems. Strawberry-red flowers. Rot-prone – keep dry in winter.
Columnar to 8″ with large vibrant pink flowers. Will form small clumps. Central spines are red.
Generally solitary globose, shrinks into ground when dry
Cylindrical stems, variable spines; scented flowers
Basal branches to 16″, can form clumps of up to 12 branches.
Native to the Great Plains grasslands of Oklahoma, Texas. Cylindrical stems to 16″h., narrow elliptical aureoles. Pink flowers.