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Claret Cup Cactus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Description:

This is a small cactus that has long white spines. It grows in clumps in hot, rocky, or dry places. During this time of year they bloom with bright red flowers.

Habitat:

This cactus was growing in a ponderosa-dominated forest near the rim of a canyon.

Notes:

All the cacti of this species appear to be blooming here right now.

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Graham Monroe
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Graham Monroe

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2017
Submitted on May 27, 2017

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