Friday, June 27, 2014

Echinocactus horizonthalonius

turk's head cactus
blue barrel cactus
 eagle's claw
 horse maimer 
horse crippler 
visnaga meloncillo


remmij said...

earth, sky, 106˚ & still in the pink - amazing how life adapts… keep Floppy & friends clear of the 'maimer' and 'crippler'… and off the landing strip. From what I read, that could easily be 20-30+old.
"Remarks: Because of the slow growth rate of plants, it appears that Echinocactus horizonthalonius may have a life-span of 75-100 years. The Sonoran Desert populations of Echinocactus horizonthalonius have been segregated as var. nicholii, but are relatively similar to plants in New Mexico and the westernmost part of Texas."

Indyanny said...

Is it one foot across? Smaller? Looks large. Very curious.

Barbara Murray said...

Breathtaking photography.Thank you Mr Wells........Barbara

Rita B. said...

really pretty flower in the desert. sure Floppy and friends know to avoid such things as they plod their way along...they have way more sense than humans in what's under their feet.

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Reminds me of an old gal I know..she sho is purdy but armed to the teeth

nature ramblings said...

Very beautiful!!