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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.

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christmas-cholla-0285-blogChristmas Cholla (Sabino Canyon, December 26, 2016) — Images by kenne

The Christmas cactus common to the Sonoran Desert is the Cylindropuntia leptocaulis. It’s a Christmas cholla. It got its name because the red fruit on the pencil-thin joints appears from November into March.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — My Christmas Cholla   2 comments

Starpass Trail 2012

Teddy Bear Cholla In The Morning Sun — Image by kenne

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