Cactus

Beavertail Cactus found off the Mormon Wells Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Photography by James L Rathbun
Beavertail Cactus found off the Mormon Wells Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Photography by James L Rathbun
A Barrel Cactus on a rock out-cropping in the Mojave National Preserve.

Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus)

The Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus) is a commonly seen resident of the desert southwest and its range includes California, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico. The…
Beavertail Prickly Pear. Photograph by James L Rathbun

Beavertail Prickly Pear (opuntia basilaris)

The Beavertail Prickly Pear cactus (opuntia basilaris) is very common in the desert south west, and would go most of the year most of the…
Claret Cup Cactus

Mojave Mound Cactus ( Echinocereus mohavensis )

The Mojave Mound Cactus or Claret Cup Cactus boasts a bright red - orange flower blossom. The Mojave Mound Cactus ( Echinocereus mohavensis ) is…
Silver Cholla waiting for an incoming storm.

Silver Cholla (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa)

Silver Cholla (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) is a common species of cactus which is native to the southwestern United States including Nevada, Arizona and California. The Silver…