Echinocereus fendleri

Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus
Echinocereus fendleri

Family: Cactus (Cactaceae)
AKA: Fendler's Hedgehog Cactus, Strawberry Cactus
Photo taken on: May 28, 2015
Location: Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes, pinyon-juniper woodlands

Grows in clumps with up to 20 cylindrical stems to 12" high. Black and white spines grow from vertical ridges on the stems. Flowers are almost 3" across with a mass of yellow stamens surrounding green stigma. Fruits are large, red and delicious.

Flora of North America reference.

Pink Single Flowers