CHINLE CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY Grand Junction,Colorado
The Newsletter of the Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society
If you love cacti and other succulent plants...
you better check out Grand Junction's very own Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society!
The Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society is devoted to fostering understanding and appreciation of all kinds of succulent plants, including cacti. Succulent plants are among the most beautiful and bizarre in the entire plant kingdom. Their distinctive, and sometimes weird, adaptations for survival in hostile habitats are endearing these fascinating plants to a growing number of plant enthusiasts.
Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society
c/o CSU Extension
2775 US Hwy 50
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Monthly meetings include educational programs, workshops, field trips, question and answer sessions, plant raffles, and refreshments. Join us! We'll do our very best to help you become stuck on cacti and other spiny denizens of the desert.
Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Sagebrush Room at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.
Visitors are always welcome!
Need more information?
- President: Bill Hassell; email@example.com; 970–263–0910
- Vice President: Lynn dunham; 970-243-1822
A garden of hardy Cactus
Opuntia rhodantha Cliff Prickly Pear (A Western Colorado Native)
Notocactus ottonisoni variety schulotii \no common name
Claret Cup Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Opuntia macrocentra Purple Prickly Pear
Escobaria vivipara Spiny Star
Non-hardy Cactus & Succulents
Edithcolea grandis Persian Carpet Flower
Ariocarpus fissuratus Star Cactus
Dorstenia barnimiana var. palmata
Rechsteineria leucotricha Puppy Ears
Ceropegia fusca, Lantern Flower
Cactus in the Colorado State University Extension demonstration gardens. The following pages were developed by members of the Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society.
Agave and Yucca by John Moore
Chollas by Susan Hill; Photographs by Don Campbell
Claret Cup Echinocereus triglochidiatus. Narrative by Judy Kennedy; Photographs by David Kennedy
Red Horned Poppy Glaucium corniculatum
Lithops - The Living Stones Narrative and Photographs by David Kennedy
Missouri Pincushion Neobessya missouriensis Photographs and narrative by Don I. Campbell
Mountain Ball Cactus Pediocactus simpsonii Photographs and narrative by Don I. Campbell
The Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia species Pictures and narrative by Rose Nordenberg
Placed on Internet March 27, 2000; Updated April 5, 2011