Cacti of The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

 

We always enjoy spending time at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in Palm Desert, California. Today, we took time to enjoy the gardens special beauty and snap a few photos on a cool December morning.

Ferocactus Pringlei, aka Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus, is distinguished by its thick red spines.

The Echinocactus Grussonii, aka Golden Barrel Cactus, is actually rare and endangered in the wild, but common in nurseries and landscaped patio and botanical gardens.  The extreme closeup of the Echinocactus Grussonii features the woolly-like hairs and dried flowers.