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Sonoran Desert Plants
Echinocereus engelmannii (Parry ex Engelmann) Lemaire v. engelmannii (Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus, pitayita)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Echinocereus engelmannii (Parry ex Engelmann) Lemaire v. engelmannii

 Echinocereus engelmannii (Parry ex Engelmann) Lemaire v. engelmannii

 Echinocereus engelmannii (Parry ex Engelmann) Lemaire v. engelmannii

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: cactus,low columnar
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: magenta or pink
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: long straight spines without sheaths
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and M.A. Baker. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 7. Eudicots: Cactaceae - Cactus Family. Phytoneuron 2014-69, 1-95 page 40 (13.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Echinocereus engelmannii (Parry ex Engelmann) Lemaire v. engelmannii (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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