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Mar 8, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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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Mar 8, 2021 6:35 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Great banner Baja!
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Mar 8, 2021 6:43 PM CST
Name: Laurie
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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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Mar 8, 2021 6:55 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
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I knew that was yours Baja! Very cool!
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Mar 8, 2021 7:32 PM CST
Name: Kristi
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Wicked spines but interesting image projected in this banner. Thumbs up
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Mar 8, 2021 9:21 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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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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Mar 8, 2021 9:25 PM CST
Name: Baja
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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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Mar 8, 2021 10:25 PM CST
Name: Karen
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I love this one, Baja! Great banner and you teach us a lot with your banners.
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Mar 9, 2021 12:01 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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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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Mar 9, 2021 12:58 PM CST
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A very informative follow-up. One can never learn enough. Thank you.
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Mar 9, 2021 5:12 PM CST
Name: Debra
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