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  IMG_1053.JPG - The spines are barbed and hook into the coat or flesh of the passer-by and the cholla joint is transported to a new location. If conditions are favorable where it falls, the cholla joint might grow into a new plant. This cactus is sometimes referred to as a "jumping cholla" as the cholla joint seems to jump off the plant and attack unsuspecting passers-by.  
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The spines are barbed and hook into the coat or flesh of the passer-by and the cholla joint is transported to a new location. If conditions are favorable where it falls, the cholla joint might grow into a new plant. This cactus is sometimes referred to as a "jumping cholla" as the cholla joint seems to jump off the plant and attack unsuspecting passers-by. Download
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