Alternate name: Fishhook Barrel Cactus, Southwestern Barrel Cactus
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus view all from this family
Description A cylindrical cactus, Candy Barrel Cactus or Fishhook Barrel Cactus sometimes reaches 10 ft. in height and 2 ft. in diameter. Flowers, in shades of orange, grow in successive wreaths on the crown of the plant. Yellow fruits follow.
Warning This cactus has very sharp spines.
Flower August - September.
Flower August - September
Habitat Deserts; grasslands; rocky areas.
Range Arizona to w. Texas and adjacent Mexico.
Discussion Fruits attract birds and small mammals.
Exposure Preference Sun.
Native Distribution Arizona to w. Texas & adjacent Mexico
Site Preference Deserts; grasslands; rocky areas
Soil Preference Sandy or gravelly soils.
Wildlife Value Fruits attract birds and small mammals.