Tuesday, August 09, 2005

California barrel cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus)

California barrel cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus), Symbol: FECYC, Group: Dicot, Family: Cactaceae, Growth Habit: Shrub Subshrub, Duration: Perennial, U.S. Nativity: Native

The Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt var. cylindraceus more commonly known as California barrel cactus seen in bloom in our example. Hardy to 20° F. Needs full sun. Found in Southwest United States,Arizona, California) and northern Mexico at elevations of 2000 to 5000 feet. Grows to 8 feet tall and 14 inches in diameter.

Creator: Smith, Elise, Source: WO-8569-CD-39B, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general)

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Text Reference: USDA-NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

Kingdom Plantae – Plants, Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants, Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants, Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants, Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons, Subclass Caryophyllidae –, Order Caryophyllales –, Family Cactaceae – Cactus family, Genus Ferocactus Britt. & Rose – barrel cactus, Species Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt – California barrel cactus, Variety Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt var. cylindraceus – California barrel cactus

California barrel cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus)

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