Saturday, September 26, 2009

Beavertail Cactus

Another photo from earlier this year on our rather problem filled trip to the Southwest U.S. This photo of Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus) was taken just outside of St. George, Utah on our way toward Vegas and Tucson. We've seen a desert in Nevada with these flowers covering the ground as far as the eye could see. Quite impressive.


  1. Yes, they are among my favorites of the Opuntias. As a nursery, we don't grow them, but we have planted them outside, even in our cold, wet winters, and some of them have done well.