Ferocactus cylindraceus

California Barrel Cactus

Plant family: Cactaceae - Cactus

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Plant type: Shrub, Succulent

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Red, Yellow
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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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.

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