Ferocactus redeeming the visitor center at Kodachrome Basin State Park. Not sure which one, but it is huge for something cold-hardy, like the size of my hiking boot on end, approaching 10 inches tall. The State ranger said it was F. wilsenzi, but it gets really cold here. Maybe it’s Ferocactus cylindraceus.
More evidence of botanical abuse at Kodachrome State Park. That’s another Echinocereus under there. Roundup mixed with glue, and painted on the grass blades would fix that. It seems like a lot of effort for just one plant, but remember the government has a program called NCLB, which clearly stands for “No Cactus Left Behind.”
Cacti and Petunias for comic relief at the entrance to Kodachrome State Park. At least we can take comfort in knowing the Petunias will be dead soon. It makes you want to go in and rescue that buried Echinocereus clump.