Echinocactus texensis

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Scientific Name Echinocactus texensis USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Horse Crippler ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) SEINet Reference
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Description Desert flats, grasslands; low growing, less than 2 inches tall and up to 12 inches across; pink/violet flowers about 2 inches across, feathery petals; red fruit; spines are very stiff and sharp, dangerous if stepped on, hence the name. Texas Status

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