BLOOMING HEDGEHOG

Hedgehog cacti often grow in clusters. They are very spiny and have large flowers. The Engelmann Hedgehog cactus has long and multi-colored spines. Named after Dr.George Engelmann, a German-American botanist, who was instrumental in describing flora in western North America in the 1800’s. Also in his name are the Engelmann Oak, Engelmann Spruce, and Engelmann’s Prickly Pear.

ENGLEMANN HEDGEHOG CACTUS
ENGELMANN HEDGEHOG CACTUS

4 thoughts on “BLOOMING HEDGEHOG

  1. I just discovered that my hedgehog cactus is going to bloom,. One day no buds,,, and the next small nubbly buds appearing on top. I also have a wild hedgehog cactus that has been blooming – it has beautiul lemony blossoms that appear out of its sides.

    Beautiful picture!

    Are they near your house?

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