Echinocereus fendleri  Fendler's Hedgehog Cactus
CACTUS.  Clusters of columnar stems with stout white spines that are brown-tipped when young, gray when old.  Bright magenta flowers bloom in April.  In the Empires, occasional in flat, gravelly soil in desert grassland, usually at higher elevations than E. fasciculatusE. fasciculatus has thinner, longer spines and more ragged edges on the tepals.  E. coccineus has red flowers and longer white or yellow spines, and grows on rock.
FAMILY:  Cactaceae (Cactus Family)