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Fall Barrel Cactus | by D Yak (on once or twice a week)
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Fall Barrel Cactus

© Diana Yakowitz all rights reserved.

The residue of the cactus blossoms turn fall brown too.

Unlike a lot of other cacti, the barrel cactus spines are quite large and thick and do not release when touched. So flat handed you can touch or pat it and not get hurt. But if you strike or kick the needles grab and when you pull out they go in and rip. So they are more like a trap than other cacti.


Please feel free to comment in your own language. I do not mind translating.


Explored briefly and then poof....... not to be found.

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Taken on October 29, 2009