Cactus of the Week: Many-headed Barrel

Many-headded barrel

Many-headded barrel
Echinocactus polycephalus

The Many-headded Barrel cactus grows in mounds of closely packed stems, these mounds can grow to reach 3′ across! Mostly this cactus grows in the Northwestern part of Arizona but it is also found in a small area near Yuma (which is where I found this along El Camino Del Diablo).

Many-headded barrel

Many-headded barrel

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