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Bonker's Hedgehog Cactus

Echinocereus bonkerae

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Cacti
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees
Has Spines Yes
In relative feet, width by height
9" × 1'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season March-May
Flower Color Magenta
Minimum Temperature Range 0-10 °F
Leaf Description Spines
Fruit Spiny, juicy, many seeds
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Elevation Range 2200-6500 ft.
Description A Hedgehog cactus which is found primarily in central Arizona, this plant has striking magenta blooms, on short, stocky branches which are typically under a foot tall. Most often this species will have shorter spines than E. fasciculatus. In habitat this plant is found in grasslands and woodlands between Tucson and Prescott.