Thursday, June 18, 2009


Pincushion cactus (Coryphatna vivipara), also called "ball cactus." These little guys can be hard to spot when they are not in bloom as they are low along the ground and only about the size of a man's fist when small. Their blossoms are almost neon in their brilliance.


Miz Minka said...

Beautiful pictures, Rio, as always. Love the bright orange centers!

I finally uploaded my cactus photos today. Would you happen to know what they might be? Have a look-see here.

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Rio Arriba said...

Hi. I went over and looked at your lovely pictures. You're asking the wrong guy for plant IDs! But here's a site that might help:

Thanks for the kind words about my pictures. They are appreciated.

Crotalus said...

So you DO have Escobaria (Coryphantha) vivipara! They're one of my favorites.