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Ferocactus acanthodes

Brett Colbert

Ferocactus acanthodes (Syn. Ferocactus cylindraceus). Sunset: 8-24; USDA: 9-10. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little or no water. Hardy to 20°F. Solitary barrel grows to 6′ tall; 16′ diameter. Bright red spines. Native to the eastern Mojave Desert and western Sonoran Desert Ecoregions in: Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah in the Southwestern United States; and Baja California, and Sonora state in Northwestern Mexico. It is found in gravelly, rocky, or sandy soils, in Creosote Bush Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland habitats, from 60–1,500 metres (200–4,900 ft) in elevation.