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Tucson Plants
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Fishhook Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni)
fishhook barrel cactusDESCRIPTION: Commonly grows 2-4' but may grow taller. Single, barrel-shaped stem with long, hooked central spines. Flower color is variable (often orangish) and they bloom in late summer. Fruit are yellow persist on the top of the cactus.
NATURAL HISTORY: The Fishhook Barrel Cactus is often called the "Compass Cactus" because large plants tend to lean toward the southwest. Warning, drinking the water straight from the pulp inside the cactus may lead to diarrhea.

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