Ferocactus wislizenii  Arizona Barrel Cactus, Compass Barrel, Fish-hook Barrel
CACTUS.  Usually 1 m tall or less; occasionally taller.  Central spine thick, red, strongly hooked, ridged.  Radial spines white, hairlike.  Flowers usually orange but may be red or yellow, bloom in August.  Fruits bright yellow with many tiny black seeds.  The only barrel cactus in the Empires; occasional throughout.
FAMILY:  Cactaceae  (Cactus Family)