Ferocactus cylindraceus

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 Ferocactus cylindraceus subsp. var.  California Barrel Cactus, Cliff Barrel, Compass Barrel, Desert Barrel, Golden-Spined Barrel, Spiny Barrel
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Habit: cacti-succulent
Height: to
Width: to
10ft 20in
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, orange, yellow, pink
cactaceae > Ferocactus cylindraceus var. ,

Ferocactus cylindraceus is a species of barrel cactus which is known by several common names, including California barrel cactus and miner's compass. This cactus is usually cylindrical or spherical, with some older specimens forming columns two meters in height. It is covered in long, plentiful spines, which are straight and red when new and become curved and gray as they age. It bears bright yellow flowers with red or yellow centers on the side that faces the sun. The fleshy, hollow fruits are yellow. This cactus is native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. A picturesque organism, this already uncommon plant is threatened by collectors. It comes from California.



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