Ron Hanko's photos with the flower

Teddybear Cholla

Teddybear Cholla
This is the plant known as the Teddybear Cholla, a cactus that was just beginning to bloom in Joshua Tree National Park. There is also a small plant of the Beavertail Prickly Pear on the ground to the right.
Added on December  4, 2018

Teddybear Cholla

Teddybear Cholla
This is, I believe, the Teddybear Cholla, a cactus that was just beginning to bloom when we hiked to Fortynine Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park. In spite of its name it is not a plant one would want to hug. Pieces of it come off easily and attac…
Added on December  4, 2018

Beavertail Pricklypear

Beavertail Pricklypear
This was another cacti we saw in bloom on our hike to Fortyninepalms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park, the Beavertail Pricklypear. It was just starting to bloom and though we were happy to see so many cacti in bloom would have loved to see some of the…
Added on December  1, 2018

Beavertail Pricklypear

Beavertail Pricklypear
This was another cacti we saw in bloom on our hike to Fortyninepalms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park, the Beavertail Pricklypear. It was just starting to bloom and though we were happy to see so many cacti in bloom would have loved to see some of the…
Added on December  1, 2018

Beavertail Pricklypear

Beavertail Pricklypear
This was another cacti we saw in bloom on our hike to Fortyninepalms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park, the Beavertail Pricklypear. It was just starting to bloom and though we were happy to see so many cacti in bloom would have loved to see some of the…
Added on December  1, 2018

Beavertail Pricklypear

Beavertail Pricklypear
This Was another cacti we saw in bloom on our hike to Fortyninepalms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park, the Beavertail Pricklypear. It was just starting to bloom and though we were happy to see so many cacti in bloom would have loved to see some of the…
Added on December  1, 2018

Hedgehog Cactus

Hedgehog Cactus
These were in bloom in Joshua Tree National Park when we visited there last April. They are small cacti with huge blooms (see inset) and one of our favorite cacti. These were photographed on the trail to Fortynine Palms oasis.
Added on November 28, 2018

Hedgehog Cactus

Hedgehog Cactus
We saw many of these Hedgehog Cacti on our hike to Fortynine Palms oasis in Joshua Tree National Park and would see them again in other areas of the park.
Added on November 28, 2018

Hedgehog Cactus

Hedgehog Cactus
This is the flower, just opening, of the Hedgehog Cactus, one of the many different cacti we saw in Joshua Tree National Park last April. These were photographed along the trail to Frotynine Palms Oasis.
Added on November 28, 2018

Hedgehog Cactus

Hedgehog Cactus
The buds of these Hedgehog Cacti are almost as beautiful as the open flowers. This was seen and photographed along the trail to Fortynine Palms oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.
Added on November 28, 2018