This is a photo of Cylinddroppuntia echinocarpa ‘Silver Form’, in bloom in Arvada, Colorado. It’s a beautiful plant that glows with silver spines throughout the year. While no man nor animal would want to brush against it, the bees love frolicking within the sweet nectar-filled blooms.
According to AmericanSouthwest.net, this plant’s native range includes the arid deserts of East California, west Arizona, southeast Utah and south Nevada.
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