Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Colors of Cholla 2015

All Photos by Marty Horowitz 4/8/2015

Marty took the challenge of capturing the colors of Staghorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia versicolor) flowers. Well done!
Staghorn Chollas can bloom in at least 6 different colors; only one color per plant, though. I suppose if you really wanted to, you could graft stems from different individuals to make a multi-colored blooming Staghorn. But you're on your own for that project!
The Tohono O'odham harvest cholla flower buds (before they open) from various cholla species, including this one. The fruits of this species are inedible; don't wait for them!

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