Claret Cup Cactus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

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  • Claret Cup Cactus | Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Claret Cup Cactus | Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Claret Cup Cactus | Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Hedgehog Cactus, Kingcup Cactus, Mojave Mound

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Size

1-15 in

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Red, Orange

Attracts

Hummingbirds

Claret Cup Cactus Habitat

Claret Cup Cactus or Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) is native to the rocky desert slopes and dry mountain forests of the American southwest. They thrive in volcanic soil with full sun and require little water.

Claret Cup Cactus Facts

Claret Cup Cactus or Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) is a low-lying beautiful cactus. It rarely exceeds a foot in height but does tend to clump together. Its brilliant orange to red flowers are stunning and a favorite of hummingbirds and photographers alike.

Claret Cup Cactus Distribution



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