TEDDY BEAR CHOLLA
The teddy bear cholla, Cylindropuntia bigelovii, is also called jumping cholla due to its pads detaching easily if it is bumped into. They do not jump!
This cactus has greenish/yellow flowers and blooms from March to May. It usually grows in dense patches as is seen in JTNP’s cholla garden. It reproduces, not from seed, but from the fallen pads that take root and grow new plants.