A Medley of Flowers - Photography by Donald Pash
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Hedgehog Cactus Flower 2

The hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii) grows in clumps of 5 – 15 small cacti, each supporting a single flower near the top. The pointed magenta flowers surround yellow stamens and green stigmas. Hedgehog cacti generally grow less than one foot tall, and spines grow up to three inches long. In Joshua Tree they bloom from May to June at elevations less than 2,400 feet.

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