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Echinomastus intertextus (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
White fishhook cactus
Synonyms: Echinocactus intertextus
USDA Symbol: ECIN2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Cactus/Succulent Size Notes:
Egg-shaped stems are about 3 to 6 inches long; some are elevated above the ground level on a pedestal-like tap
Flowers 3/4-1 1/4 inches across
Dry tan or brown Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Diurnal
AZ , NM , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: This cactus occurs in grassland habitats in gravel soils.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Attracts moths for pollination.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff