Picture of the Day

Simpson's Hedgehog Cactus

May 12, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-05-12
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here are four Simpson's hedgehog cacti (Pediocactus simpsonii) growing near Coffintop Mountain in the foothills of Boulder County, Colorado. These cacti grow in Colorado from the Front Range to the western border, and from the northern border to the southern border. This photo was taken on May 10, 2014.

Equipment used: Olympus SP-720UZ digital camera.

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos