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Strawberry Hedgehog
Strawberry Hedgehog174 locationsPlant
.: joebartels :.
Mar 17 2001
Massacre Falls
Featured Detail Photo mini map Featured Full Photo.: Randal_Schulhauser :.
Mar 27 2005
Hau'Pal Trail
ID1120  URL
Magnoliophyta - Flowering plant
FamilyCactaceae - Cactus
ElevationBelow 5000
Prime BloomPink
BloomsMar - May
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Echinocereus engelmannii

Common Names 6 species of Echinocereus in AZ. See also Claret Cup Hedgehog.

Habitat well-drained deserts & slopes.

Flowers pink is the most common but can be pinkish purple (magenta, fuchsia). 3" in diameter. 2" - 3" long in a cup shape. close at night and reopen in morning. last up to 5 days. Green stigma in center.

Description cactus. perennial. Clumping cylindrical columnar cactus, mostly erect light green stems, 6" - 14" tall, 2" - 4" diameter, branching freely from the base.

Comments one of the most common species of hedgehog cactus in AZ. Still, there are a number of varieties of Echinocereus engelmannii, and some are quite rare. Fruit is edible. Peel before eating. tastes like strawberry with seeds.

Encounterability Common
All Months
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Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Dec
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