Sunday, March 01, 2009
Bunny Ears Cactus, Optunia mircodasys. The Bunny Ears Cactus is native to Central to Northern Mexico. Optunias are "spineless" but have, in their stead, these little furry glochids that are essentially tiny, furry spines that are dreadfully hard to get out of your skin if you run up against them. Sometimes tape will work or running your hands through wet hair when you shampoo. Either way, it is worth treating the innocuous-looking Optunia with some respect.
I found this Optunia up at:
Tropic World Nursery
26437 N Centre City Pkwy (between Silver Tree Ln & Tierra Libertia Rd)
Escondido, CA 92026