Prickly-pear indet.

Location: Craddock Ranch, near Seymour, TX
Year: 1994
Merckslides catalogue number: 05-21288
Comments: I am unable to key this one out. The pink tinge was characteristic. The interesting feature of these plants was that they grew in two primary branches that split from the trunk in opposite directions, hugged the ground, and curves slowly uphill (to the right in this image). Thus, the plant formed a shallow cup with which to catch sediment coming downhill - natural slope stabilizers.

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