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Cacti Part 10 ~ Queen of the Night (Peniocereus gregii)

This sprawling, stick-like plant cannot stand upright on its own, so it uses the stems of other plants, such as Creosote, for support. In the wild, the dull gray-green stems look like dead sticks and go largely unnoticed even by … Continue reading

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Cacti Part 9 ~ Glory of Texas (Thelocactus bicolor)

The Glory of Texas cactus is another species that is the only one in its genus living in the Trans-Pecos. It is widely regarded as having the most beautiful blossom of all the cacti in Texas, a view with which … Continue reading

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Cacti Part 7 ~Echinocactus

Four species of Echinocactus live in the Chihuahuan Desert, only two of which appear in the Trans-Pecos – the Eagle-Claw Cactus (Echinocactus horizontalonius) and Horse-Crippler (Echinocactus texensis). You can easily recognize them on sight. Eagle-Claw Cactus (Echinocactus horizontalonius) The Eagle-Claw … Continue reading

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Cacti of the Trans-Pecos

Checklist of cacti in Texas’ Chihuahuan Desert parks. Continue reading

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