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Pink-flower Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus fendleri

 

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Pink-flower Hedgehog Cactus
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Alternate name: Strawberry Cactus, Fendler Hedgehog

Family: Cactaceae, Cactus view all from this family



Description The erect stems of Pink-flower Hedgehog Cactus rise about 4 in. Stems are made up of one-jointed, three-dimensionally oval, strongly ribbed parts. Long, curved spines occur from the vertical ribs. Pink to purple, funnel-shaped flowers are borne on the upper part of the plant. These are followed by an edible, red, spiny fruit.


Flower May - June.


Flower May - June


Habitat Sandy plains and hills.


Range New Mexico and Arizona; also reported in sw. Colorado.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution New Mexico & Arizona; also reported for s.w. Colorado


Site Preference Sandy plains & hills


Soil Preference Dry, sandy soils.


 

 

 

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