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Photo: Jumping Cholla Cactus Desert Sun

A jumping cholla cactus basks under the strong desert sun on a cloudless day in Joshua Tree National Park, California - part of the Mojave Desert.

Known as the jumping cactus, these prickly plants of the desert are named so for good reason. With the slightest touch from a passing hiker or animal, this cactus will attach itself to clothing or fur.

Other names this cactus is known as are: hanging chain cholla, teddy bear cholla, chain fruit cholla and several others.

The jumping cactus thrives under the harsh desert sun in the arid soils of the Mojave Desert. In Joshua Tree National Park there are large "forests" of the cactus which look impressive as they stretch out for many hectares.

Cholla Cactus Garden, Cylindropuntia fulgida, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave desert, California, USA


Jumping Cholla Cactus Desert Sun

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Jumping Cholla Cactus Desert Sun
Photo of a cholla cactus under the blazing sun in the Mojave Desert.

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Jumping Cholla Cactus Desert Sun
A jumping cholla cactus basks under the strong desert sun on a cloudless day in Joshua Tree National Park, California - part of the Mojave Desert.
Scientific Name
Cylindropuntia fulgida
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Rolf Hicker
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usa_22v_58661_55_56_57_58_59_60_tonemapped-ed.jpg - Jumping Cholla Cactus Desert Sun
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USA
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California

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