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What kind of cactus?

I finished up the lower peaks in Joshua Tree this week and ran across this cactus in the north side of the park.

My best guess is a pencil cholla (Opuntia arbuscula), but I don't have a lot of confidence in that call . The golden/yellow needles caught my attention.

Any cactus experts care to do a positive ID?


Looks like Pencil Cholla, Opuntia somethingorother. Smile
Mike P

Opuntia hurtlikehell

Mike P wrote:
Opuntia hurtlikehell

Pretty much describes the whole family.  Laughing Forum Index -> Flora & Fauna & Fungi
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