I took these photos at one of the many botanical garden areas of Balboa Park in San Diego, California. I loved the color combination of green plant, pink buds, and silvery thorns. Plus, the different textures just looked neat. I’ve done a lot of research to try and identify the name of this particular succulent. Unfortunately, I’ve come up with nothing. If anyone happens to know, please share with me. I appreciate it!
We move in a little closer here…..
And then all the way for a real closeup. These pink buds are actually the seedlings of this succulent. When they drop off, they take root and grow a new plant. This is probably why there are so many growing so close together, which made for a very fine picture indeed. However, birds and animals may also pick them up and carry them to other places, allowing the plant to continue spreading. There sure are a lot of seedlings! The thorns are pretty long, too. I kept my distance while photographing it. Cactus’s are unique and lovely, but I hate to imagine anybody falling into one!
Linda Williams Stirling