Prickly Pear Cactus -Opuntia
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Opuntia kleiniae. The stems of Klein's cholla are slender fingers. They have so much rigid internal structure that they remain erect despite getting rid of all possible water weight to become freeze-proof. Instead of deflating into prostrate floppiness like a typical prickly pear, these stems just suck in their cheekbones. Skinny even in Summer, they are positively wraith-like in Winter.