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Opuntias All Look the Same

It’s not really true, but it seems true.

One of my neighbors has a small planting of various kinds of Opuntia cacti at the end of his driveway, and at some point I should go down there and take pictures to show you how much Opuntias can differ from each other, but today I’m just talking about the ones on my property. Mine are boring, and they all look the same (to my grossly uneducated eye). And there are thousands of them.

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April Wildflowers

In April, things start to dry out quite a bit, and heat up, so we stop getting the variety of flowers that we get in the early spring. Mostly it’s time for the cacti to show off.

This one is a Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus fasciculatus):

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