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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Mountain Barrel Cactus, Desert Barrel Cactus, biznaga)

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 Ferocactus cylindraceus

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
Life Form: cactus,barrel-shaped
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: April to June
Spines: hooked spines
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: common

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Ferocactus cylindraceus (opens in a new tab).






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