Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Echinocereus engelmannii, Hedgehog Cactus

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Scientific Name: Echinocereus engelmannii
Common Name: Hedgehog Cactus
Also Called: Calico Cactus, Strawberry Hedgehog, Engelmann Hedgehog, Strawberry Cactus; (Spanish: Sinita Barbona, Cacto Fresa, Pitahayita)
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: ()
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
Size:
Growth Form: Shrub;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines emerging from areoles; lacking glochids.
Flower Color: Bright rose-pink to magenta;
Flowering Season:
Elevation:
Habitat Preferences:
Recorded Range: In the United States Echinocereus engelmannii is native to AZ, CA, NV and UT. In Arizona it is found throughout most of the state.

U.S. Weed Information:
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information:
Wetland Indicator:
Threatened/Endangered Information: Echinocereus engelmannii is protected in Nevada.

Genus Information: 27 species in Echinocereus in the United States and Canada. 13 species in Arizona. 8 varieties in Echinocereus engelmannii.

Comments: Complete profile to follow.

References: Posted 06/05/2015 rev. 07/21/2015
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database and USGS ITIS search
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, University of California Press, Berkley and
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names and recorded geographic locations, http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/.
USDA – Threatened and Endangered Information:
Nevada hedgehog cactus, saint cactus, torch cactus Protected as a Cactus, Yucca, or Christmas tree