Echinocactus grusonii      
Golden barrel    
Cactaceae Family     


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golden barrel cactus
Echinocactus grusonii

 

 

Form: large, low, round cylindrical cactus
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to over 3ft high, slow grower; usually 1ft high to 2ft around
Leaves: golden yellow spines
Flowers: bright yellow; 1-2in wide; in summertime during day
Fruit:
Stems/Trunks: single rounded column; ribbed; spines along ribs
Range/Origin: Chihuahuan deserts
Hardiness: hardy, to 10° F at least


 

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Research by Master Gardener Pat Perry


NOTES:

Also called Mother-in-Law's cushion

yellow cactus spines
golden barrel spines


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