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Ferocactus peninsulae var. townsendianus - Barrel Cactus


Ferocactus peninsulae var. townsendianus  - Barrel Cactus  (Ferocactus peninsulae var. townsendianus  - Barrel Cactus)

A Barrel cactus with a little flower. Photo taken June 22, 2009.



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Lovely colour flower Andy......

23 Jun, 2009

 

Milky:

Thanks! This is one of several planted in the dry area.
It was a nice to suprise to see it blooming.

24 Jun, 2009

 

Ferrocactus, but I don't know what species.

24 Jun, 2009

 

Hywel:

Thanks for the information! I found the botanical name.
It's difficult to keep up with all the Cacti names because
we grown so many genera here.

24 Jun, 2009

 

Glad you found it :o)

24 Jun, 2009

 

I saw these on offer at the grocery store last winter and I was tempted to bring one home...the cacti were about 6 inches across and they wanted 15$ for them...is that a good price, D1? They seemed dangerous! the spikes were long and sharp looking! lol...maybe I should plant a cacti reservoir, just have to make sure that I have a safe way of moving it around.

24 Jun, 2009

 

Lori:

I'm not sure if $15.00 is a good price...it could be for your area. Here I see this cactus for sale for a 4 or 5 dollars.

Yes, they can be dangerous to handle...you need thick leather gloves and newspaper.

25 Jun, 2009



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