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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Cactus and Succulants

Moving from the low desert to the mountains, one thing I miss is the cactus. Technically, cactus, particularly opuntia can grow all the way north to Canada, but the real cactus areas are warmer and drier or cooler and wetter or cool and dry or warm and wet or... you get the idea. Cactus originated in the Americas and only one species is found in Africa (probably an import). It is interesting to watch movies made about ancient times in the Middle East or Mediterranean areas and see cactus growing. All of the cactus in Europe and the Middle East are imports. 

1 comment:

  1. I have a question for you and don't know how else to contact you.
    I am teaching a FamilySearch catalog class and would like to give them statistics but mine are a couple of years old. At that time, I have that there were more than 600 million digitized images on FS that are NOT included in the Historical Records Collection and can only be found listed in the catalog. Do you know or know in which direction to point me, in order to find the answer.
    Thank you!