13 thoughts on “TEXTURE FOR TUESDAY

    • Marilyn Armstrong December 26, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Yes. Those are the nasty ones that cling to you and your clothing! I did not like those cacti!

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  1. tnkerr December 26, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Cholla (pronounced CHoi(y)Ι™). Sometimes called “Jumping Cholla” (not to be confused with the high school cheerleaders of the same name). My dog got into one once and it was not a pretty site. You have a very pretty photo here though!

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    • Marilyn Armstrong December 26, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      My husband had just had an unfortunate little encounter with that very same jumping Cholla. Detaching him from it was not easy. It locks onto everything — shoes, pants, fingers. Removing it involved two (more) adults and a variety of “tools” — sticks and leaves and anything we could find that we could use to remove it without having it attack US. I didn’t remember the name. Thank you!

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      • omniclassic December 26, 2017 / 11:38 pm

        They have little, almost, invisible barbs at the tip of the nettle. That means they go in really, really easy with no plan of coming out. Bottom line; going in is only about one-third of the attack.

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        • Marilyn Armstrong December 27, 2017 / 12:08 am

          Ugly, mean cacti. They have purpose and intent. Guilty as charged.

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  2. swo8 December 26, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    They really look prickly. Don’t think I like them either but I bet they have a nice flower.
    Leslie

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    • Marilyn Armstrong December 26, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      They do have flowers, though there are a bunch of different versions of cholla and each has a slightly different flower … and they come in a lot of colors, apparently often on the same plant. The buds of the cholla are edible, it would seem.

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      • swo8 December 27, 2017 / 1:13 am

        edible minus the prickles….?

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