The Potts Prickly Pear lives in northern or southeastern Arizona. Typically in high desert scrub and pinyon/juniper forest areas or in oak woodland forests. They have white spines and yellow flowers that generally bloom in May and June. Read about other Prickly Pear cactus here: CACTI (part 2)


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… Read More BLOOMING HEDGEHOG