The patterns of a cactus can be quite intriguing when viewed up close. This is a close-up image of the spines on the areoles of a cactus known as the Creeping Devil or Caterpillar Cactus. This image was captured near Phoenix, AZ, USA.
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The blooms of a Barrel Cactus grow in a circular pattern around the top of the plant. The Barrel Cactus is one of the most common cacti in the Southwest and can live to 130 years!
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Marine predator or plant? This is a closeup capture of an Agave plant, of the Succulent family. The image was captured at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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