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lovestogarden

My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Consolea rubescens syn. Opuntia rubescens

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lovestogarden

A rather ugly #cactus but she has a beautiful #flower. #Tinyflower #Consolea #Opuntia #collage #opuntia-rubescens #consolearubescens #Roadkillcactus #southerncalifornia 16 September 2022

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belle1988

@lovestogarden such a pretty colour and very dainty 🥰

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txgardener

Great #closeup Janice

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emch

#greatname -- is that because it smells bad or something?

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Dragon_Warrior

Woah 😳 I love it 😍

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KariSamuel

I think it's the flesh & blood appearance of the flower! @emch

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juliesgarden

Beautiful.. not sure about the name 😂

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sunlovin

@juliesgarden @KariSamuel @gjones @emch The name refers to it’s very flat appearance when young. (Ex: like it got run over by a car, hence, “road kill”). I have one but haven’t posted it yet. I was debating whether to keep it because it’s a fast grower, but now that I see the flower, it might be worth keeping 💕🌞

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emch

That explains it @sunlovin

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juliesgarden

@sunlovin .. ahh that explains it 👍🏻

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lovestogarden

Yes, very dainty. @belle1988 ❤️

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lovestogarden

Thank you @txgardener 💕

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lovestogarden

A rather ugly #cactus but she has a beautiful #flower. #Consolea #Opuntia #collage #opuntia-rubescens #consolearubescens #Roadkillcactus #southerncalifornia 16 September 2022

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lovestogarden

A #tiny flower on this #Opuntia rubescens also known as the Roadkill Cactus. #orangeflower #cactusflower #opuntia-rubescens #roadkillcactus #upclose #southerncalifornia 8 September 2022

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columbiariver

What a great picture 📸 #upclose

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lovestogarden

Thank you, Laura. My new camera makes it easier 😉 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

I know what you mean

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lovestogarden

From a single paddle, came a large #cactus. #roadkillcactus #opuntia-rubescens #opuntia #southerncalifornia 24 September 2019

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lovestogarden

Optunia? Anyone? #plantid #plantid-succulent #plantid-cactus #succulent #cactus

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grantham

@lovestogarden many different types of Optunia. ......I think it belongs as such.

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Muzz67

Is it quite flat ?

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lovestogarden

Yes, Jacqui, it is quite flat. @Muzz67

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Muzz67

Probably an Opuntia of some kind then 😊

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purplebird

Looks like an inside down foot! 🤗

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SikoMa

Idk, but I like it😉🌵🌵🌵

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purplebird

I think I was trying to say upside-down foot! I really don't get enough sleep!😴 I looked again and it just looks like a foot!😯🙄😮

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lovestogarden

I understood you, @purplebird ! It does look like a shoe sole... Luckily no thorns. 😵

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lovestogarden

From Glen & Pam - 2017

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