Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fringe Benefits

My guess is that this cactus grows where the desert is very dry, but near an ocean where a fog comes in periodically. The fringes likely capture moisture from the air and the droplets then collect and run down the ribs of the cactus to provide water to the roots. Otherwise this is just extremely weird.

1 comment:

  1. This cactus looks so unique. It must be the result of its environment.