Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Fishhook Cactus (Sclerocactus) COLOR PHOTO

Fishhook Cactus (Sclerocactus) FREE COLOR PHOTO: Fishhook Cactus (Sclerocactus) Britt. and Rose Symbol: SCLER10, Group: Dicot, Family: Cactaceae, Growth Habit: Shrub Subshrub, Duration: Perennial, U.S. Nativity: Native, View 48 genera in Cactaceae

This low growimg species may reach a height of about 6 inches, Characterized by a crown of many hooked spines of about 1/2 inch long as we see in this example. Flowers are numerous and bright of color. They are about 1 inch wide, are of many petals and occur in April and May. Ranges from the Sonoran Desert of southeastern California east to Texas and south to Northern Mexico. Perfers dry sandy desert soil and may be found to elevations of 4,500 feet. Also Known as Pincushion Cactus, Corkseed Cactus, Nipple Cactus, Fishhook Mammillaria and Cabeza del Viejo.

Title: Fishhook Cactus, Alternative Title: (Sclerocactus), Creator: Stolz, Gary M., Source: WO-8111-CD39B, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Plant, Plants, Botany, Flowering Plants, Flowers, New Mexico.

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Fishhook Cactus (Sclerocactus) FREE COLOR PHOTO

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USDA, NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. 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 Sclerocactus Britt. & Rose – fishhook cactus.

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