Teddy Bears in the Desert

I didn’t know that this was a Jumping Cholla…thought it was a Teddy Bear Cholla..turns out that they’re actually the same thing..or so says this website, Sonoran Desert Plants. Β This particular species of cactus is quite prevalent in the desert area of north Phoenix.

 

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20 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Hadel.

    July 13, 2014 at 10:12 am

    • Thank you again, Hadel. πŸ™‚

      July 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      • You are welcome. πŸ˜‰

        July 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm

  2. Quite beautiful Scott! Not sure I’d like to give one a hug..

    July 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

    • Thanks, Adrian…and I think I’ll pass on the hug, as well. πŸ˜‰

      July 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  3. nate

    Yeahhhhh… Not very cuddly πŸ™‚

    July 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    • Nope, not so very…..

      July 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  4. What Chilli said. πŸ˜€

    July 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

  5. I’m guessing that you don’t walk barefoot through deserts.

    July 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    • Hah! Good guess, Allen. πŸ˜‰

      July 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  6. They do look soft and fuzzy, don’t they?

    July 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    • They do from a distance, yes…but up close, the business-end of those spikes is very clear. πŸ˜‰

      July 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

  7. I brought a “baby” one home several years ago. The babies fall off and eventually find a place to root. My baby had always stayed green so I knew it was alive, but there was no new growth until last fall when a very small new section appeared on top. Even after 5 years, it only has about 3 strands of roots.

    July 14, 2014 at 4:35 am

    • Wow…how nice that you had the same patience as the cactus, otherwise you’d have tossed it a while ago and never seen it grow. πŸ™‚

      July 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm

  8. LB

    I’ve never seen a Cholla before, whether TeddyBear or Jumping! Beautiful!
    Are the flowers soft or prickly?

    July 15, 2014 at 8:31 am

    • I like the pristine-ness of the spikes…they look so clean and pretty. I don’t know that I’ve ever actually seen the flowers in bloom, but the images of them on Google look like regular flowers with soft petals…..

      July 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  9. I loved these at Joshua Tree. I think it’s a subject to keep coming back to – the spines really catch the light. Nice photos!

    July 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

  10. I can see why they’re called teddy bear πŸ™‚

    July 16, 2014 at 12:43 am

  11. I think I would prefer a more cuddly Teddy Bear. Love the images, Scott

    July 16, 2014 at 11:50 am

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