Plant ID forum: Interesting wild plant, around Arnold, CA - 4000'

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NCRAS
Nov 25, 2017 1:44 AM CST
Very interesting plant. Any idea what it is?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 25, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Cactus of some sort? It sure is neat looking whatever it is. I wonder if it could be a variety of Cleistocactus?

Cleistocactus (Cleistocactus strausii 'Cristata')
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Nov 25, 2017 7:24 PM CST
It does look like a cactus, but the "thorns" appear much longer than those in the link. More research....
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 25, 2017 7:43 PM CST
Sorry but no cactus grow in Arnold.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 25, 2017 8:01 PM CST
NCRAS, I don't suppose you touched it or looked at the stems? I think it must be a seedling of something - from the background, it looks pretty small.
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San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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NCRAS
Nov 25, 2017 11:46 PM CST
Yes, I suspect a seedling. One day I will learn to be more descriptive. Just can't get that through my thick skull. Size = slightly less than a half dollar and there were quite a few of them in the area. I was playing with the dog and noticed these below my feet. I touched and it was a very soft hair. I will keep an eye on them. I searched before posting and found a Lupine that was close. I will keep an eye on these and report back.
Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it!
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porkpal
Nov 26, 2017 11:25 AM CST
A succulent in its winter coat?
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janinilulu
Nov 26, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Hieracium? or Kochia?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 26, 2017 5:00 PM CST
No succulents or cactus in Arnold. Here is a photo of downtown Arnold.

http://cometoarnold.com/wp-con...

I'm not sure what it is at this point - an inch wide is pretty small.
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