Echinocereus fasciculatus Common Hedgehog Cactus
CACTUS. Clusters of columnar stems with thin, brown-tipped white
spines. Bright magenta flowers bloom in April. Common in gravelly
soil in desert and desert grassland. In the Empires, fairly common
throughout, but usually at lower elevations than E. fendleri.
E. fendleri has thicker, sparser spines and more rounded, less ragged
tepals. E. coccineus has red flowers and longer white or yellow
spines, and grows on rock.
FAMILY: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)