Passion of the Desert

Passion of the Desert

My wife and I came across this in the desert. One of those awesome little eye-poppers. Scientific name: Echinocereus fasciculatus COMMON names are Magenta- flower hedgehog, pinkflower hedgehog cactus, strawberry cactus, bundle hedgehog, and robust hedgehog cactus. Info I found on an AZ Dept.of Game and Fish website: Perennial succulent, 5-30 branched stems, forming somewhat open clumps; the tissue is firm not flabby. Stems are mostly erect and cylindric. Flowers measure 6-10 X 8-10 cm. The sepals are rose-pink to magenta, and the anthers are yellow. Ranges from northern AZ to northern Mexico - one of the EARLIEST cactus to bloom in central Arizona. Photo taken near Roosevelt Lake in Arizona (04-16-2008)
on Apr 17, 2008 2:35 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Flora,  Informational,  Scenery
Image ID: 396978


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yatsek - Jan 19, 2009 1:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Reddish and Greenish

A field of compromise, I hope:))


lcarreau - Jan 19, 2009 2:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Reddish and Greenish

Yes, you're correct! Compromise is always the
best solution in the fields of confusion.

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