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Echinocereus coccineus (Scarlet hedgehog cactus)
Beckers, Eric

Echinocereus coccineus

Echinocereus coccineus Engelm.

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus, Claret Cup

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)


USDA Symbol: ECCO5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Clumping species that may reach about 16 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX , UT

Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinocereus coccineus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinocereus coccineus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinocereus coccineus


Record Modified: 2019-08-07
Research By: JAM

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