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Echinocereus nicholii

Echinocereus nicholii (L.D. Benson) Parfitt

Golden Hedgehog Cactus, Nichol's Hedgehog Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus family)

Synonym(s): Echinocereus engelmannii var. nicholii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Multi-stemmed clumps, up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Berrylike, green, aging to red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr




Bibref 1171 - The Cactus Family (2001) Anderson, E.F.

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-08-21
Research By: CBR

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