Echinocereus russanthus D. Weniger
Brownspine Hedgehog Cactus, Rusty Hedgehog Cactus, Brownspine Hedgehog, Rusty Hedgehog
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
Synonym(s): Echinocereus chloranthus var. russanthus
USDA Symbol: ECRU4
Echinocereus russanthus is heavily covered with a mass of slender, interlocking, bristle-like spines radiating in all directions. It grows to 12 inches tall and 2-3 inches in diameter. The stems often branch and form clusters, some having as many as a dozen. Each has 13-18 ribs. Flowers are rust-red with darker lines, about 1 inch long and 1 inch across.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Growing ConditionsHeat Tolerant: yes
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1031 Collected 2007-05-22 in Brewster County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Echinocereus russanthus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinocereus russanthus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinocereus russanthus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-07
Research By: TWC Staff