Echinocereus papillosus var. angusticeps - Cactaceae, Cactus Family
DESCRIPTION: Dark green, small, cylinder-shaped, clustering cactus, usually erect but sometimes prostrate. Spines, white to brown or yellow.
Height: Clumps to 4 inches high.
Flowers: Bright yellow, 4 inches wide, with a red to orange throat in early spring.
Fruit: A small green berry covered with short bristles
Growth rate: Slow
Sun: Partial sun
Water: Do not over water
Maintenance: Best if left alone
NATIVE HABITAT: Found in a small area of northwestern Hidalgo County, and a very small area of adjacent Starr County.
WILDLIFE USE: Flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees and other flying insects.
COMMENTS: A cactus with extremely attractive, showy flowers.