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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Cylindropuntia bigelovii (Teddybear Cholla, choya guera)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Cylindropuntia bigelovii

 Cylindropuntia bigelovii

Habitat: bajadas, rocky slopes
Life Form: cactus,low arborescent
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: long straight spines with sheaths
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: common,widespread
Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Cylindropuntia bigelovii (opens in a new tab).


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