Possibly a local variant, yah.<quoted text>
Yeah, that's it. They tend to be a lighter and more uniform green here, but still the same. A regional variation I'm sure. Not hugely different. hahaa.. More of a lime "sherbet" appearance here. Still with the dark spot.
Stay away from it. Just the slightest *brush* against those spines will cause so much agony it's difficult to describe. It isn't a <sting>- like a wasp etc...
It's almost maddening in the way it hurts, as if you don't think you can retain your composure.
Dave mentioned it'd be a tool to interrogate terrorists with. I'm not for torture, but, I gotta say, a couple sessions with that and by the 3-4th time....
I live in Flawda (or Floriduh - both terms are popular)- we get a lot of stuff'll hurt you here.
It well behooves visitors and snowbirds to familiarize themselves with the local flora and fauna.