Thursday, February 11, 2016

Golden Barrel Cactus Cluster


I found this cluster of golden barrel cactus in downtown Scottsdale along the sidewalk in old town.  Golden barrel cactus are endangered in the wild but, they are sought after for landscaping and can be found in many nurseries.  Every now and then I find one that is clustered like this one.

15 comments:

from Madrid said...

They are beautiful !

Tomás.

Steve Reed said...

Looks like a prickly space alien.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can see why they would be popular for landscaping Sharon, these clusters make quite a statement don't they.

Karl Demetz said...

A superb and magnificent cactus !

Kate said...

Sharon, you are very adept at photographing the cacti in your environment. PS. I think I am getting "my groove back" and will be posting and commenting again more regularly. Thanks for all you faithful visits!

William Kendall said...

I haven't seen anything like this one before.

Filip Demuinck said...

A mountain of cactusses. Nice.

Greetings,
Filip

VP said...

That's huge: I have a very small one of these...

Halcyon said...

Pretty!

RedPat said...

I didn't know they were endangered, Sharon!

LOLfromPasa said...

How curious it looks. I like it too!

Lowell said...

I don't think I've seen this before but I like it a lot. It's very beautiful and your photo is superb!

cieldequimper said...

Wow! I want one just like that for my balcony! :-)

Lois said...

That is gorgeous!

Catalyst said...

I don't think I've ever seen one. Beautiful.