Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus Flower
The Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus coccineus) is a stunning flowering plant found in certain Arizona regions.
The Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus is native to the arid and semi-arid regions of the southwestern United States, including parts of Arizona. It typically grows in desert landscapes, rocky slopes, and canyons, often in well-drained soils.
The Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus is a small to medium-sized species characterized by its cylindrical or columnar stem covered in spines. It has vibrant red to scarlet flowers that bloom from the top of the cactus. The flowers are tubular in shape and have multiple petals, creating a striking display of color against the arid desert backdrop.
The Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus flowers typically bloom in late spring to early summer, usually from May to June. During this time, the cactus bursts into a stunning display of red flowers, attracting pollinators and adding a vibrant touch to the Arizona desert.