Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

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

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Ferocactus wislizeni, Candy Barrelcactus

Ferocactus wislizeni, Candy Barrelcactus, Southwest Desert Flora Ferocactus wislizeni, Candy Barrelcactus, Southwest Desert Flora Ferocactus wislizeni, Candy Barrelcactus, Southwest Desert Flora

Scientific Name: Ferocactus wislizeni
Common Name: Candy Barrelcactus
Also Called: Arizona Barrel Cactus, Compass Barrel Cactus, Fishhook Barrel, Fishhook Barrel Cactus; (Spanish: Biznaga de Agua, Viznaga Hembra)
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: (Echinocactus wislizeni )
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
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Growth Form: Shrub or tree;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines emerging from areoles; lacking glochids
Flower Color: Yellow;
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Recorded Range: In the United States Ferocactus wislizeni is found in AZ, NM and TX. In Arizona it is found in the central and southern parts of the state.

U.S. Weed Information:
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information:
Wetland Indicator:
Threatened/Endangered Information: In Arizona, Ferocactus wislizeni is Salvage Restricted.

Genus Information: 6 species in Ferocactus, 4 species in Arizona.

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References: Posted 06/05/2015, rev. 07/21/2015, updated, 09/14/2015
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:
Arizona, barrel cactus, Salvage restricted