There are more than a dozen types of cacti to find in Colorado, many of which bloom vibrant flowers. Here are 10 types of cacti you might see around the state of Colorado.
Claret-cup Hedgehog (Photo) Credit Gerald Corsi (iStock)
Potato Prickly Pear Cactus (Photo) Credit Leslie James
Purple Fruited Prickly Pear (Photo) Credit Anna_Gavrylova (iStock)
Mountain Ball Cactus (Photo) Credit Patrick Myers National Park Service (flickr)
Flowering cactus Opuntia phaeacantha (Photo) Credit Hermsdorf (iStock)
Fish-hook Cactus (Photo) Credit Gerald Corsi (iStock)
Missouri Pincushion (Photo) Credit Hermsdorf (iStock)
Blossoms Plains Prickly Pear Cactus (Photo) Credit bpperry (iStock)
Tree Cholla (Photo) Credit scottiebumich (iStock)
Common Beehive (Photo) Credit Hermsdorf (iStock)
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.