Friday, May 20, 2011

Pretty in Pink, The Horse Crippler

Horse Crippler
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

It's springtime on the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau and these pretty hot pink blooms can be seen popping up in this drought laden-land. Though the springtime blooms are pretty in pink, these cacti grow low. They hide among the grass and rocks making them difficult to see, thus crippling a horse that might step on the thorns of this plant. Hence the name, Horse Crippler.

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