Strangest Sighting Of The Summer

Posted on August 30th, 2008, by Petra

The absolute strangest sight I came across this summer must have been this little family:

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May I introduce: Cleistocactus strausii, also known as Silver torch cactus.

What a pretty little group. And yet, don’t come too near – it would be one of those “ouch”-experiences.

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  1. Karen Says:

    It took me a minute to comprehend the photo. When I first looked at it, I thought the largest cactus had a strawberry twizzler stuck through it. I love cactus. All kinds.

  2. Petra Says:

    Cactus are amazing, aren’t they? When I saw this little group I was a bit at a loss – they did not look very real to me, more like something someone had set up as a joke.

    Back home I checked them up – they are for real. Quite funny.

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