• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

Cylindropuntia ramosissima (Engelm.) F.M. Knuth

Family Common
Name
Bloom
Period
Elevation
in meters
Growth
Habit
Nativity
Cactaceae pencil cholla Apr-Aug <1300 shrub native
 
Species Closeup
NPS/Bill Truesdale
 
Species Habitat
NPS

Did You Know?

Pinto Point

Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. More...