Echinocereus engelmannii, Cactus family ( Cactaceae ), Hedgehog Cactus.. Also called Strawberry
Hedgehog Cactus. Description: This Echinocereus is know for being rather abundant in the
Tucson area, and the dark brown central spine near the top of the stem makes it easy to identify.
Flowers are seen in April or May and can be a very nice surprise for those unfamiliar viewers.
When Hedgehog Cactus flower, they are large briliant redish colored flowers.
Most cactus flower photographers love these.