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Save Our Species: Black Lace Cactus

This colorful plant is a favorite of collectors around the world. The 6-inch stems grow alone or in small groups in wet, sandy soil near the Texas coast. The pattern of spines on each stem looks like lace. In areas where shrubs and brush have been cleared to plant grass for cattle grazing, the cactus has disappeared.
image of a Black Lace Cactus

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