13 thoughts on “TEXTURE FOR TUESDAY”

  1. Cholla (pronounced CHoi(y)ə). 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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    1. 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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      1. 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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    1. 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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