Teddy Bear, Cholla
Hardy to 5°F (-15°C)
Mojave and Colorado deserts fo USA (Arizona, California) and Mexico (Sonora)
Shrubby cactus up to 8 feet tall (2.4 m)
Little to no water when established
The stems of this Cholla break loose very easily (it is also called jumping cholla). This cactus is famous for the way their spines get then stuck in the skin of the their victim. Removing the stem has to be done very carefully to avoid sticking more spines, and each spine has then to be removed one by one. By now I am sure you get the picture.
Reported to contain unspecified alkaloids.