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Photo taken at White Canyon Wilderness, Mineral Mountains, Pinal Co. Arizona by Mike Plagens. This image is hosted at full resolution on Wikipedia
Fishhook Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizenii) fruit at Vail, Arizona, USA. Date: February 6, 2005 by John Owens. This image is also hosted at Wikipedia.
SUCCULENT: Columnar stem one to three meters
tall, usu. not branched or clumped. The column has about two dozen verticle
ribs and is roughly ½ to ¾
FLOWERS/FRUIT: Deep orange to red flowers clustered at apex of column
appear in August. Mature fruit late Aug. to Oct. is yellow.
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