Grusonia species

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Scientific Name Grusonia aggeria USDA PLANTS Symbol
GRAG3
Common Name Clumped Dog Cholla, Jumping Dog Cholla ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
907938
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) SEINet Reference
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Description Low, mat-forming cactus, less than 4 inches tall; more-or-less cylindrical stems, narrower at base; stems prostrate around edges and upright near the center; firm joints, chalk-white spines, longer ones often twisted or curved; bright yellow flowers opening around noon, green filaments, cream-colored style and pale-green/yellow stigma lobes. Desc. excerpts from “Little Big Bend” by Roy Morey and swbiodiversity.org. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Grusonia grahamii USDA PLANTS Symbol
GRGR6
Common Name Graham's Dog Cholla ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
907940
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) SEINet Reference
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Description Low, mat-forming cactus, less than 2 inches tall; more-or-less cylindrical stems, narrower at base; white, yellow, tan or red-brown spines; bright yellow flowers, yellow-green filaments, cream-colored style and stigma lobes. Descr. excerpt from swbiodiversity.org. Texas Status
Native

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