The spines densely cover the branches of
this cactus with 3/4" straw colored spines and seem to look soft and
fuzzy. This plant can grow to 5' high and may have shorter lateral
branches. The flowers appear in February to May and are greenish
yellow. Fruit is green, fleshy and oval shaped. It is native from
SW Utah into Mexico under 3000' in elevation. The branches can easily
attach themselves to animals or people being that the spines are barbed.