Other Crested Cactuses

... and other crested plants

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada

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Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.

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Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.


Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: September 2017.
Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: September 2017.
Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: September 2017.


Coconino National Forest, Arizona

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: July 2018.

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: September 2018.

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant) (multiple specimens).
Last visited: July 2019.


Prescott National Forest, Arizona

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: September 2017.

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant) (multiple specimens).
Last visited: July 2019.


Yavapai County, Arizona

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Crested prickly pear cactus.
Last visited: December 2012.
Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: August 2017.
Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant).
Last visited: August 2017.

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Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested prickly pear cactus (3 specimens).
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: March 2018.

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant) (multiple specimens, all dead).
Last visited: July 2019.

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant) (multiple specimens).
Last visited: July 2019.

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant) (multiple specimens).
Last visited: August 2019.


Gila County, Arizona

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus
(common mullein or flannel plant) (multiple specimens).
Last visited: July 2019.


Maricopa County, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: January 2014. Gone when revisited September 2019.
Crested fishhook pincushion cactus.
Last visited: March 2015.


Tonto National Forest, Arizona

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Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: January 2011.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: November 2012.

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Crested prickly pear cactus.
Last visited: March 2013.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: May 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: January 2015.

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Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: March 2015.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: March 2015.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: March 2015.
Dead when revisited November 2019.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: March 2015.

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Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: February 2017.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: February 2017.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: September 2018.

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Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: May 2019.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: November 2019.
Crested hedgehog cactus.
Last visited: November 2019.


Carefree, Arizona

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: April 2014.
Crested compass barrel cactus.
Last visited: September 2012 (now gone).
Crested golden barrel cactus.
Last visited: June 2015.
Crested blue myrtle cactus.
Last visited: April 2014.

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Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: September 2012.
Crested fishhook barrel cactus.
Last visited: September 2012.
Crested (monstrose) cereus cactus.
Last visited: April 2014.
Crested unknown cactus.
Last visited: September 2012.

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Crested (monstrose) cereus cactus.
Last visited: September 2012.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: June 2015 (now gone).
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: April 2019.


Sun City, Arizona

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Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: March 2011.
Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: January 2019.

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Crested euphorbia (succulent).
Last visited: June 2019.


McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: September 2010.
This rare crested barrel was dead and collapsed by the time I located it; I propped it up with a stick for these photos.


Scottsdale, Arizona

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Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: August 2013.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: August 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: April 2015.

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Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: December 2013.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: June 2014.
Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: May 2014.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
First visited: October 2017 (left two photos).
Last visited: April 2019 (right photo).
Crested blue myrtle cactus
(Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: October 2019.


Wallace Desert Gardens, Scottsdale, Arizona

(now closed)

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested golden barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.

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Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.

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Crested bunny ears cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested blue myrtle cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.


Paradise Valley, Arizona

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Crested cardón cactus.
Last visited: August 2014.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: June 2014.
Crested blue myrtle cactus.
Last visited: June 2014.

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Crested cereus cactus (3 specimens in same yard).
Last visited: June 2014.

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Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: June 2014.


Mesa, Arizona

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Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: November 2013.

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Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: November 2013.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: November 2013.

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Crested cardón cactus.
Last visited: January 2014.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: June 2014.
Crested golden barrel cactus.
Last visited: June 2014.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: September 2016.
Crested cardón cactus.
Last visited: June 2019.
Crested cardón cactus.
Last visited: June 2019.

Brinton Desert Botanical Garden, Park of the Canals

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Garden entrance.
Last visited: June 2019.
Crested bunny ears pricklypear cactus
(Opuntia microdasys).
Last visited: June 2019.
Crested bunny ears pricklypear cactus
(Opuntia microdasys).
Last visited: June 2019.

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Crested blue myrtle cactus
(Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: June 2019.
Crested blue myrtle cactus
(Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: June 2019.

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Crested boxing glove cholla cactus
(Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata).
Last visited: June 2019.


Gilbert, Arizona

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Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: June 2014.


Chandler, Arizona

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Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.


Phoenix, Arizona

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Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: April 2012.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: May 2013.
Crested caterpillar cactus (Echinopsis species cristata).
Last visited: December 2013.

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Crested cactus (unknown type).
First visited: February 2014 (left two photos).
Last visited: July 2016 (right two photos -- looking sick).
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: February 2014.

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Crested golden barrel cactus.
Last visited: May 2014.
Crested caterpillar cactus
(Echinopsis species cristata).
Last visited: May 2014.
Crested red torch cactus
(Trichocereus huascha cristata).
Last visited: May 2014.

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Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: July 2014.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: July 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2014.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: December 2014.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: June 2015.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: June 2015.
Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: June 2015.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: June 2015.


Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.
This crested barrel is located next to one of the garden paths, but is not signed.

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crested organ pipe cactus
crested cholla cactus
crested hedgehog cactus?
crested barrel cactus
crested cereus cactus
crested pincushion cactus?
crested blue myrtle cactus
Various species of crested cactus in the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus Gallery.
Last visited: January 2011. All gone (except for crested organ pipe cactus shown in first two photos) when revisited in August 2013.

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Crested toothpick cactus (Stetsonia coryne, Argentina).
Last visited: October 2018.
Crested cereus cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.

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Crested boxing glove cholla cactus (Cylindropuntia fulgida).
Last visited: August 2013.
Crested boxing glove cholla cactus (Cylindropuntia fulgida).
Last visited: August 2013.

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Crested twin spined cactus (Mammillaria
geminispina, Central Mexico).
Last visited: August 2013.
Crested Mammillaria petterssonii cactus
(Central Mexico).
Last visited: August 2013.

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Crested golden barrel cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2018.


Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: December 2010.


Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona


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Crested candelilla (wax plant)
(Euphorbia antisyphilitica).
Last visited: June 2019.

Crested Cactus Garden at ASU Biodesign Institute

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Crested blue myrtle cactus
(Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: June 2019.
Crested blue myrtle cactus
(Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: June 2019.

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Crested blue myrtle cactus
(Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: June 2019.
Crested bunny ears pricklypear cactus
(Opuntia microdasys).
Last visited: June 2019.

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Crested bunny ears pricklypear cactus
(Opuntia microdasys).
Last visited: June 2019.


Apache Junction, Arizona

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: May 2019.


All Arizona Cactus Nursery, Apache Junction, Arizona

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Crested cardón cactus.
Last visited: August 2011.
The cardón is a relative of the saguaro that is native to northwestern Mexico.


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona

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Fasciated (crested) Verbascum thapsus (common mullein or flannel plant) along highway.
Last visited: August 2016.


Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Arizona

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Crested torch graft cactus
(Cleistocactus sp. 'Monstrosus').
Last visited: April 2018.
Crested gemspine graft cactus
(Mammillaria geminispina).
Last visited: April 2018.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2018.

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Crested boxing-glove cholla cactus
(Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata).
Last visited: April 2018.
Crested Boyce-Thompson hedgehog cactus
(Echinocereus Boyce-Thompsonii).
Last visited: April 2018.
Crested prickly pear cactus.
Last visited: April 2018.

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Crested blue myrtle cactus
(Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: April 2018.


Pinal County, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: January 2017.
Crested cholla cactus (dying).
Last visited: April 2017.
Crested barrel cactus (uprooted).
Last visited: October 2018.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: February 2019.


Tortolita Mountains, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: February 2011.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: May 2011.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: May 2011.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2012.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: January 2013.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: January 2013.


Coronado National Forest, Arizona

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Crested cholla cactus (multiple specimens).
Last visited: November 2017.


Tucson, Arizona

crested cholla and barrel cactuses
crested barrel cactus
crested barrel cactus
crested barrel cactus
crested cholla cactus (dead)
crested cholla cactus (Cylindopunti sp.)
crested cholla cactus (Cylindopunti sp.)
crested fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizenii)
Various species of crested cactus in Pima Prickly Park.
Last visited: March 2014.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: June 2015.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: November 2015.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: February 2018.

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Crested cholla cactus (multiple specimens).
Last visited: February 2018.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: August 2018.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: August 2018.
Crested toothpick cactus.
Last visited: June 2019.


Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: November 2009.
This crested barrel was already dead by the time I visited the park to photograph it.


Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: November 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: November 2014.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: November 2015.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: November 2015.
This large crested barrel was already collapsed
and decaying by the time I visited it.


Tucson Mountain Park, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus (rare double crest).
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: December 2015.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: December 2015.


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona

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Crested chainfruit cholla cactus.
Last visited: March 2008.


Saguaro National Park, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: March 2011.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: November 2014.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: March 2016.
Crested pincushion cactus.
Last visited: March 2016.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: March 2016.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2016.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: May 2016.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: February 2018.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: February 2019.
Crested barrel cactus (tipped over).
Last visited: October 2016.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2016.

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: October 2016.


Tohono O'odham Reservation, Arizona

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus with crests on
multiple arms (some dead).
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus (7 crests).
Last visited: December 2017.


Sahuarita, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2016.


Green Valley, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested cholla cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.

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Crested cholla cactus (3 specimens in same yard).
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2016.


Cochise County, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: April 2016.


Pima County, Arizona

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Crested organ pipe cactus with crests on two arms.
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus
(dead and decayed).
Last visited: April 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested barrel cactus (fallen over).
Last visited: September 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.

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Crested organ pipe cactus (three crests).
Last visited: March 2019.


Arivaca, Arizona

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Crested barrel cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.


Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2012.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2012.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2012.
Crested organ pipe cactus (dead).
Last visited: March 2012.

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Crested organ pipe cactus with crests on three arms.
Last visited: March 2012.
Crested organ pipe cactus (dead).
Last visited: April 2013.

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Crested organ pipe cactus (7 crests).
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2013.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2013.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2014.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2016.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus (two crests).
Last visited: December 2016.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2016.
Crested organ pipe cactus (2 crests).
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus (2 crests).
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus (2 crests).
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: December 2017.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.

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Crested organ pipe cactus.
Last visited: March 2019.
Crested organ pipe cactus (nine crests).
Last visited: March 2019.

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Crested organ pipe cactus (two crests).
Last visited: March 2019.


San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego, California

Undersea Succulent Garden

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"Imagine you are underwater, snorkeling above a coral
reef. Cacti, succulents, and other desert plants look like
sea anemones, sponges, and corals. Other plants
resemble kelp and other seaweeds."
Crested cactus (unknown type, multiple specimens).
Last visited: October 2019.

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Crested blue myrtle cactus (Myrtillocactus geometrizans, multiple specimens).
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested cactus (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.

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Crested cactus (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested cactus (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.

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Crested euphorbia.
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested succulent (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested cactus (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.


Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, Vista, California

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Crested blue myrtle cactus (Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Last visited: October 2019.


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

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Crested fishhook pincushion cactus.
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested fishhook pincushion
cactus (dead).
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested fishhook pincushion cactus.
Last visited: October 2019.

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Crested fishhook pincushion cactus.
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested fishhook pincushion cactus.
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested fishhook pincushion cactus.
Last visited: October 2019.


Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs, California

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Crested blue myrtle cactus (Myrtillocactus
geometrizans
). Last visited: October 2019.
Crested cactus (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested cactus (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.

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Crested blue myrtle cactus (Myrtillocactus
geometrizans
). Last visited: October 2019.
Crested blue myrtle cactus (Myrtillocactus
geometrizans
). Last visited: October 2019.
Crested euphorbia.
Last visited: October 2019.

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Crested dwarf blue myrtle cactus (Myrtillocactus
geometrizans
). Last visited: October 2019.
Crested Madagascar palm
(Pachypodium lamerei,
not a true palm).
Last visited: October 2019.
Crested cactus (unknown type).
Last visited: October 2019.



United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C.

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Crested Echinopsis thelegona cactus (W. Argentina).
Last visited: September 2019.



For photos of crested saguaro cactuses, see my Crested Saguaros page.





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