Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Those may look like ordinary leaves, but they are not leaves at all. This plant is leaf-less. Those are spines and they feel like they are made of rusty pins and needles. Sharp and hard! I bet this plant is deer-proof! If you want to keep people out of an area of your garden, this would be a good choice. Plus, it looks more friendly than a cactus. As I recall, it was blooming several months ago, and it is blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden. So it seems to have a long bloom season.