USDA Symbol: COEC
USDA Native Status:
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Stems about 4 inches long.
Flower: Flowers up to 3 inches across. Petals yellow. Stamens red.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: flowers bloom only for a couple of hours in the afternoon
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Conditions Comments: common a low elevations in limestone soils
BibliographyBibref 1141 - Cactuses of Big Bend National Park (1998) Evans, Douglas B.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Coryphantha echinus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coryphantha echinus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff