The Cottontop Cactus is found on the slopes in Titus Canyon in Death Valley.
They can have as many as forty to sixty heads in a cluster!
The name cottontop is in reference to the white tufts of cotton-like hairs that surround the yellow flowers on the top of each head.
The yellow flowers do not appear until July-August, which makes the Cottontop Cactus the latest blooming cacti in the area.
Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Stop by and visit the outdoor excursions being shared!