Jun 22, 2009
Image: Alex T.
Today, we’d like to take a look at a plant that is especially close to our, er, hearts – the cactus! The following pictures will prove that this prickly green friend can be quite a source of amusement.
This red cactus is apparently common in Yucatan and even said to have, er, enhancing properties if boiled and eaten as a soup. Right…
Image: Unknown photographer via Squidoo
The next specimen belongs to the Cephalocereus gaumeri species and is often referred to as “old man” cactus, because of the white wool on top looking like long white hairs – not what you’re thinking. The limp things hanging down from the cactus fruits are flower remains. Maybe it’s not a cactus man after all?
Image via Backyard Nature
What this cactus seems to have too much of …
Image: Becka Spence
… this one seems to lack. Little blue pills, anyone?
Image: Jay Free
It’ll take some balls to come out of hiding:
Tom, Dick and Harry playing the same old tune…
Image: Unknown photographer via Picture for fun
Pretties in pink:
Image: Jay Gooby
Subtlety is not his strength:
Image: Unknown photographer via Holybug