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Ferocactus

Barrel Cactus
Cactaceae
Cacti and succulents

Medium to large cacti. Ribbed and formidably spiny; globular when young, cylindrical with increasing age.

Ferocactus cylindraceus
Ferocactus cylindraceus

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Ferocactus cylindraceus

Native to Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Baja California, this barrel cactus grows slowly to 8 or 9 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Yellow to orange, bell-shaped flowers, 3 in. across, bloom midspring into summer. Plant grows faster on its shady side than on sunny side, producing curve toward the south.

Ferocactus wislizenii

Native to Arizona, Texas, and Mexico. Grows 8 to 9 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide, with yellow or yellow-edged red flowers in summer.

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