Pink-flower Hedgehog

Echinocereus fendleri

Pink-flower Hedgehog, Echinocereus fendleri, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at White Canyon south of Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA. 31 March 2014. This specimen, based upon the location and characteristics, appears to be var. bonkerae.

spines of Echinocereus fendleri var. bonkerae
SPINES: Mostly pale to white; shorter than those of Engelmann Hedgehog.

FLOWERS: Bright pink flowers appear mid spring.

STEMS: Up to 20 stems arise at ground level to form a spiney clump.

FRUIT: Fruits are arranged at the top, the growing tip, of the cactus.

RANGE: Mostly in the upland Sonoran Desert habitats east of Phoenix and Tucson.

Cactaceae -- Cactus Family

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updated 13 June 2014.