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Synonyms for cholla

arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments

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Species containing nest Vegetation within 5 m of nest (a) 1 Olneya tesota OT, CE, PP, FD, CC 2 Cilindropuntia cholla BE, PP, CE, BM, JU, JC 3 Bursera microfila CC, LC, BE, BM, CE, JU 4 Cytocarpa edulis CC, JC, CE, LC 5 Cilindropuntia cholla CC, CE, FD, ST 6 Cytocarpa edulis CE, CC, FD 7 Cilindropuntia cholla CC, BM 8 Bursera microfila CE, CC, JC 9 Cytocarpa edulis CC, JC, CE, LC 10 Cytocarpa edulis CE, CC, FD, JC 11 Cilindropuntia cholla CC, CE, FD 12 Stenocereus thurberi PA (a) OT = Olneya tesota, CE = Cyrtocarpa edulis, PP = Pachycereus pringlei, FD = Fouquieria diguetii, CC = Cilindropuntia cholla, BE = Bursera eppinata, BM = Bursera microphylla, JU = Jatropha cuneata, JC = Jatropha cinerea, LC = Lysiloma candida, ST = Stenocereus thurberi, PA = Prosopis articulata.
Bent at the waist, I jogged the first half of the stalk, ducking behind clumps of mesquite and chollas.
Afraid of losing him in the thick chollas, I decided to dog the buck like a coyote, staying back but always keeping him in sight.
He lived in a pasture thick with waist-high cholla cactus--enough cover for stalking.
Chollas Creek is located within a highly urbanized area of San Diego County, CA and drains into San Diego Bay, San Diego, California.
Diazinon concentrations in Chollas Creek during storm events have caused violations of the "toxicity" and "pesticide" water quality objectives (SDRWQCB 2002a).
The overall objective of this study was to determine the temporal trend of diazinon levels in the Chollas Creek watershed since the phase-out of this pesticide in 2004, in order to determine if this regulatory strategy has been effective in this urban watershed.
The Joshua trees disappear here, but ocotillo and cholla cactuses take their place.
Above, cholla cactus grows thickly in the southern reaches of the park.
My favorite example is the second stop on the Cholla Cactus Garden Trail, an easy 1/4-mile loop accessible from Pinto Basin Road.
The Cholla Cactus Garden is dazzling from any direction, but particularly backlit, when these Neapolitan-like cactus (they have lime green tops, rust-colored middles, and dark brown bases) dazzle with fire.
Through a screen of chollas I closed the gap, monitoring the buck's body language.
One pasture on the ranch had some rolling hills, shallow draws, yucca clumps, tall grass, and cholla cactus.
The park just happens to stretch out along the border of two massive and distinctively different climate zones, the high-elevation Mojave Desert, which spreads north into Nevada and Utah (and accommodates Joshua trees well), and the lower Colorado Desert, which extends south into Mexico (and is habitat for creosote bush, ocotillo, cholla cactus).
Some early travelers dubbed them ``jumping cholla,'' because the needlelike spines stick to you so readily that you're certain the plant can propel them.