"Crested Barrel Cactus"

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The number on the bottom of each column is the number of photos on that page.
crest1 crest2 crest3 crest4 crest5 crest6 crest7 crest8 crest9
Crest19Crest20Crest21Crest22Crest23 Crest24 Crest25 Crest26 Crest27
Crest28 Crest29 Crest30 Crest31 Crest32 Crest33 Crest34 Crest35 Crest36
Crest37 Crest38 Crest39 Crest40 Crest41 Crest42 Crest43 Crest44 Crest45
1-CBAZMC001 | 2-CBAZMC002 | 3-DBG | 4-QuartzTrail | 5-SNPE | 6-TohonoChulPark |7-CBAZPM007 | 8-CBAZPM008 |                           
9-CBAZPM009 | 10-CBAZPM010 | 11-CBAZPM011 | 12-CBAZ012 | 13-CrestedFishookBarrel |14-CrestedGoldenBarrel |
15-CrestedCompassBarrel | 16-CBAZMC016 | 17-CBAZPM017 | 18-CBAZPM018 | 19-CBAZPM019 | 20-WDG#1 | 21-WDG#2 |
22-WDG#3-Golden | 23-CBAZMC023 | 24-CBAZMC024 | 25-CBAZPM025 | 26-CBAZPM026 | 27-CBAZPMO27 | 28-Green Valley #1 |
29-CBAZPN029 | 30-Sun lakes #1 | 31-Sun lakes #2 | 32-Sun lakes #3 | 33-Sun lakes #4 | 34-SNPW | 35-Tucson Mountain Park #1 |
36-Tucson Mountain Park #2 | 37-Sabino Canyon Rec Area | 38-Sabino Walkway trail | 39- Apache Lake |

These lovely "Crested Barrel Cactus" are unusual and their thorns are curved about   
45 degrees unlike the saguaro which has straight thorns. The thorn's are redish in color,
not yellow or white like a saguaro. If they get ahold of you, the thorn is quit strong and
you will definitely know it. The good thing is they don't have a reverse barb near the tip.
When barrel cactus flower, they usually have flowers, arranged like a ring around the
top and quite often the whole top of the cactus may be flowered.
These flowers can be orange, redish or yellow in color.

Last updated May, 2016
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Barrel Published=39Photos Published=61