On a trip to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, I was in awe at the number of different cacti species. Growing up in Georgia, you don’t see many cacti, unless they are potted in your house. Thanks to my mom, I got my love of this prickly plant in just this way. She grew up enjoying tiny potted cacti on the windowsill, and she did the same with me as a kid. Therefore, these plants are one of my favorite parts of hiking Elk Mountain in the Wichitas.
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