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Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus (Claret Cup Cactus, Hedgehog Cactus   
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Semi-desert, foothills.  Woodlands, openings  Spring.
On the San Juan River, Utah, April 7, 2005.

This is the Queen.  Measuring nearly three feet long and over a foot wide with over one hundred flowers fully opened, this is by far the grandest Claret Cup I have ever seen.

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus (Claret Cup Cactus, Hedgehog Cactus   
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Semi-desert, foothills.  Woodlands, openings  Spring.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah, April 14, 2004.

And the King sits upon his throne.

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus (Claret Cup Cactus, Hedgehog Cactus   
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Semi-desert, foothills.  Woodlands, openings  Spring.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah, April 14, 2004.

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