The Giant Prickly Pear Cactus Tree

Cacti grow large here in Arizona.  However, usually they don’t grow beyond a certain level – the size seen up in the featured image, in fact.  I normally don’t see them grow more than four or feet tall at most, usually less.

That was, until I saw this old girl.

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There she is, roughly eight to ten feet tall, and so big and old that she’s actually developed bark on her trunk.  Now THAT’S a cactus.  Here’s another view from the same walk.

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It’s a little hard to tell scale because of the angle, but she’s big.  Dare I say…

 

…a Giant?

 

via Daily Prompt: Giant

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/giant/

 

7 thoughts on “The Giant Prickly Pear Cactus Tree

  1. Oh, I thought I should tell you, I noticed really tall cacti (but the long ones not the flat ones like the pic here) on the side of the road on my way home. I’ve taken that road many times but I just didn’t notice them. 🙂

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