Brewster County, Texas - January 2015
To 4 feet tall by 5 feet wide.
Pads: Reddish purple or yellowish green. Purple color increases with drought or cold.
Spines: Spineless or black, reddish brown, black with white tips. On upper edge of pads or upper 1/4 to 1/2.
Very long, thin and flexible.
Flowers: Yellow with red centers.