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Jumping Cholla, Opuntia bigelovii

Pictures of Hazardous Plants


Pieces of jumping cholla ("choya") come off with the spines as they stick in your flesh. Not poisonous, but still bad news. Also called teddy-bear cactus.
Don't even get close

Chemehuevi Range, Sonoran Desert, California

Photo (c) 2008 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com (fair use policy)
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