Cacti and Yuccas of Utah

Recently, I visited my favorite National Parks in Utah. Because of the arid climate, the vegetation is often quite different from that in the Sierra Nevada, California. Here, a small collection of flowering plants.

Plains Prickly-Pear (Opuntia Polyacantha)
Plains Prickly-Pear
Also Plain Prickly-Pear, but magenta in color
Yuccas, here Yucca Augustissima
The flowers of Yucca Augustissima
Common Beehive Cactus

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