hedgehog cactus File:Echinocereus triglochidiatusUGA0807034.jpg
Flowering Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavensis
Common Name Claret cup cactus, Kingcup cactus, Mojave mound cactus, Claret Cup Hedgehog, Curved Spine Claret Cup,
Latin Name Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Family Cactaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 10-13 / 7-10
Type / Form Cactus / Small
Native Habitat Below 5,000 feet in Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave Deserts with Saguaro or Joshua tree
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once per month in summer until established
Height X Width 1 X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Thick, succulent stems, evergreen
Flowers Showy scarlet to wine flowers in spring or early summer
Bark / Roots Container, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, specimen
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Cont
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Songbird, Sonoran, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Showy scarlet to wine flowers in spring or early summer
Nature Value Flowers used by hummingbirds and butterflies, fruits eaten by songbirds, game birds, and other mammals
Native American Uses Fruits eaten
Links  
    Images, and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Echinocereus_trigloch.html
    Images, and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinocereus_triglochidiatus
    Images, and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Echinocereus_trigloch.html
    Images, and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2880
    Images, and data http://www.mojavenp.org/echinocereus_triglochidiatus.htm
    Images, and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ECTR
    Images, and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/102538/
    Images, and data http://www.nazflora.org/Echinocereus_triglochidiatus.htm
    Images, and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/pink%20enlarged%20photo%20pages/echinocereus%20triglochidiatus%202.htm
    Images and data http://www.bennyskaktus.dk/Picpage3_1.htm
    Images http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Pink%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/echinocereus%20triglochidiatus%202.htm
    Images and data http://wc.pima.edu/~bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/cactuses_clcu.htm
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242415252
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/cactus/echtri/all.html
    Distribution map http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=13395&flora_id=1
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/crimson_hedgehog_cactus.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/46987/
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