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Christmas Challo-1619 blogChristmas Cholla — Image by kenne

This plant got its name because the red fruit on the pencil-thin joints appears from November to as late as April — this one was photographed April 2. It is the smallest of cholla plants. It’s the only cholla that typically has fruit in the winter. This plant happens to be native to the Tucson basin, so it grows easily here.

— kenne

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