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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Mar 8, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Dyckia spines

These spines are covered with trichomes

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This is a followup to an earlier banner featuring the same plant.

The thread "Banner for February 24, 2021 by Baja_Costero" in Site Banners forum
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Mar 8, 2021 6:35 PM CST
Great banner Baja!
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Mar 8, 2021 6:43 PM CST
Cool banner, Baja! Like shark teeth. Interesting how the teeth appear to have an opposite "impression" outlined by the trichomes on the green leaf blade.
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Frenchy21
Mar 8, 2021 6:55 PM CST
I knew that was yours Baja! Very cool!
Name: Kristi
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pod
Mar 8, 2021 7:32 PM CST
Wicked spines but interesting image projected in this banner. Thumbs up
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Mar 8, 2021 9:21 PM CST
Sharp image, Baja. Smiling
Are they relatively soft spines?

Trichomes ( or ), from the Greek τρίχωμα (trichōma) meaning "hair", are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists. They are of diverse structure and function. Examples are hairs, glandular hairs, scales, and papillae. A covering of any kind of hair on a plant is an indumentum, and the surface bearing them is said to be pubescent.


And, Whistling this tidbit of info.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Mar 8, 2021 9:25 PM CST
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The spines are quite sharp, comparable to agave teeth. They will draw blood if you are careless.
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plantmanager
Mar 8, 2021 10:25 PM CST
I love this one, Baja! Great banner and you teach us a lot with your banners.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Mar 9, 2021 12:01 PM CST
Baja_Costero said: Thumbs up

The spines are quite sharp, comparable to agave teeth. They will draw blood if you are careless.

Happy to admire them from the safety of my computer screen. Rolling my eyes.

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Fleur569
Mar 9, 2021 12:58 PM CST
A very informative follow-up. One can never learn enough. Thank you.
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Mar 9, 2021 5:12 PM CST
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