Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P. Taylor
Scheer's fishhook cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
Synonym(s): Ancistrocactus scheeri, Echinocactus scheeri
USDA Symbol: SCSC4
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tuberous
Size Notes: About 6 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
Bloom Notes: The smallish flowers are mostly green with yellowish tint at the base of the inner petals. Flowers occasionally bear a hint of reddish hue.
Native Distribution: Near the Rio Grande in South Texas and in northeasten Mexico.
Native Habitat: Tamaulipan scrub where the plant normally grows in the drip line of desert shrubs.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
BenefitUse Wildlife: Nectar source for bees.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sclerocactus scheeri in USDA Plants
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-04-08