Endangered Species: Save Our Species Information - Black Lace Cactus
This colorful plant is a favorite of people who collect plants around the world. The 6-inch stems grow alone or in small groups in wet, sandy soil near the Texas coast. The pattern of spines on each stem looks like lace, giving the plant its name. In areas where shrubs and brush have been cleared to plant grass for cattle, the cactus has started to disappear.