Cute Cactus Cup Display via Instagram

Cute Cactus Cup Display

Cute Cactus Cup Display

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Dudleya via Instagram

Dudleya via Instagram

Dudleya

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Dudleya in Black and White via Instagram

Dudleya in Black and White via Instagram

Dudleya in Black and White

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Interesting Plant: Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata)

Interesting Plant: Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata)

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Mahonia pinnata (syn. Berberis pinnata) is a species of shrub in the barberry family. Common names include California barberrywavyleaf barberry, and shinyleaf mahonia. It is similar to the Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium), and is sometimes called the California Oregon-grape.

It is native to the west coast of North America from British Columbia to Baja California, where it occurs in forest, woodland, chaparral, and other habitat.

Mahonia pinnata is a dark green bush which resembles holly with its serrated leaves. It has one to two inch long clusters of small yellow flowers.[1] The fruit is a sour but edible purple berry with many seeds. – Wikipedia

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Mammillaria ensispina

Mammillaria densispina

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Mammillaria lloydii

Mammillaria lloydii

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Mammillaria elongata via Instagram

Mammillaria elongata via Instagram

Mammillaria elongata

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Echeveria setosa – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:28)

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Interesting Plant: Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)

Interesting Plant: Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)

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Lonicera ciliosa (orange honeysuckle or western trumpet honeysuckle) is a honeysuckle native to forests of western North America. A deciduous shrub growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall with hollow twigs, the leaves are opposite, oval, 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) long with the last pair on each twig merged to form a disk. The flowers are orange-yellow, 2–4 cm (0.79–1.57 in) long, with five lobes and trumpet shaped; they are produced in whorls above the disk-leaf on the ends of shoots. The fruit is a translucent orange-red berry less than 1 cm (0.39 in) diameter.[1] [2]. – – Wikipedia

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Cactus with yellow flower

Cactus with yellow flower

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