Barrel Cactus

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Roger Weller, geology instructor   last edited: 6/20/15

Barrel Cactus
The best advice is just leave the barrel cactus alone. 
It is a large, easy to see plant.  The only real danger is tripping and falling on it. 
The curved needles act like fishhooks. 
If you get snagged, you will have some ripped flesh.



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