Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Cylindropuntia is a genus of cacti (family Cactaceae), containing the cholla, native to northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Within Joshua Tree National Park, there is a fine example of a cholla cactus garden. I recommend a morning visit when the sun highlights the numerous bristle-like needles. Beware...you do not want to be impaled by these needles so use caution!
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