Echinocereus fendleri (Engelm.) Sencke ex J.N. Haage
Pinkflower hedgehog cactus, Pink-flower hedgehog cactus, Strawberry cactus, Fendler hedgehog
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
USDA Symbol: ECFE
The erect stems of pink-flower hedgehog rise about 4 in. Stems are made up of one-jointed, three-dimensionally oval, strongly ribbed parts. Long, curved spines occur from the vertical ribs. Purple, funnel-shaped flowers are borne on the upper part of the plant. These are followed by an edible, red, spiny fruit.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Stems are 4-6in long, 2-2½in thick.
Flower: Flower approximately 3 1/4 inches long.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: diurnal blooms
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , TX
Native Distribution: NM & AZ; also reported for s.w. CO
Native Habitat: Sandy plains & hills
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy soils.
BibliographyBibref 1140 - Cacti (1991) Clive Innes and Charles Glass
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-11-18
Research By: TWC Staff