From three to six feet tall, resembling Cholla, with long, cylindrical joints and whitish spines. The pretty flowers are about two inches long, with orange-yellow petals and an ivory-white pistil. The fruits are spiny and become dry when ripe. This grows in the desert around Needles.

Opuntia acanthocarpa

Opuntia acanthocarpa. CACTUS FAMILY. Cactaceae.