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Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus spp)
hedgehog cactus

DESCRIPTION: Commonly grows to 20" tall and has multiple, ribbed stems. Spine base and cluster nearly round. Each areole has 2-4 central spines (one longer than others) and 12-14 shorter radial spines. Flowers are purplish.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom in spring.