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.