Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus enneacanthus,blooming, Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

The Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus is a fruit-bearing cactus with beautiful, bright magenta flowers which bloom in the spring.  It commonly grows in desert areas of the southwestern United States in the Sonora Desert regions, and usually grows in clusters, sometimes up to 20 or more stems.  Each stem grows up to 12 inches tall.  It has sharp spines that covers each areole.  Most Hedgehog cacti fruit are edible, and is usually reddish-orange in color.  It tastes much like a strawberry, thus the name of Strawberry Hedgehog.  Like most cacti, it needs well drained soil, and is prone to rot if roots remain wet for extended periods.  It prefers full sun, but tolerates partial shade.

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