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Claret cup cactus

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Claret Cup Cactus Flowering 9653

The last thing I photographed at Monahans Sandhills State Park on April 13th was this claret cup cactus, Echinocereus coccineus. Talk about saturated color.

Like the ocotillo you saw the other day, this plant isn’t native in Monahans, but it does grow in some other counties in west and west-central Texas, so someone must have planted it in the place where I found it close to the park headquarters.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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