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need some plants/cactus identified

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Offline nemesis256

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need some plants/cactus identified
« on: November 18, 2013, 07:49:28 PM »
Took a lot of photos of plants and cactus over my trip, and I need some identified. Is the first one Strawberry Pitaya Cactus? No idea of the others.

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Offline nemesis256

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Re: need some plants/cactus identified
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 07:50:21 PM »
also the big one here on the right, some kind of Yucca? Another question, is there a name for the mountain in the center in the distance? This is near the Burro Mesa Pouroff trail.
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Re: need some plants/cactus identified
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 08:29:54 PM »

This is near the Burro Mesa Pouroff trail.

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need some plants/cactus identified
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 08:34:58 PM »
I don't think the first is Strawberry Pitaya. Everyone of those I've seen has some red in it. Also, they usually grow under the shade or protection of another plant.

The second picture is either Brownflower or Rainbow cactus. I get confused. My daughter calls them "tube sock cactus."
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Re: need some plants/cactus identified
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 08:45:47 PM »
By the way,  I highly recommend the little nature trail next to the visitor center in Panther Junction. It will get you up to speed very quickly on the common plants. You'll quickly learn the difference between a Creosote Bush and a Mesquite. A Lechuguilla and a Sotol. A Dagger Yucca and a Thompson Yucca. And what the heck a Candelilla is.

I've been to BIBE twice and stopped by both times. Next time I go, I'll probably give myself a little refresher.
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Re: need some plants/cactus identified
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 08:18:33 AM »
I can identify these:

#2 Texas Rainbow Cactus (Echinocereus pectinatus)

#3 Horse Crippler (Echinocactus texensis)

 


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