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Pediocactus simpsonii

Pediocactus simpsonii Cactaceae

 

THis was growing on shrub-steppe land on Whiskey Dick Ridge, Kittitas County Washington at Puget Sound Energy Wild Horse Wind Turbine Facility.

 

Pediocactus simpsonii Cactaceae

Mountain Ball Cactus

Simpson’s footcactus, Simpon’s hedgehog cactus

 

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Caryophyllales

Family: Cactaceae

 

Whiskey Dick mountain area

sagebrush shrub-steppe

Kittitas County, Washington, USA

elevation ~ 1050 meters, 3500 feet

 

Explore May 1, 2007 #489

 

Pediocactus, Echinocereus and Echinopsis species are often called Hedgehog cactus, after the Hedgehog

 

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Taken on April 28, 2007