Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Is this teddy bear cholla?

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Name: Paul
southern California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California Herbs
Sep 21, 2016 4:58 PM CST
Found a whole field of these in the desert not far from my house. Are these cylindropuntia bigelovii?

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Sep 21, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Yes, Teddy Bear Cholla. When they start to fall apart in the spring, you can pick up the pieces (use some sticks or tongs) and replant them in your cactus garden at home. Or just admire them from afar. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost


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