Common Name: blue barrel cactus
Origin: Ferocactus glaucescens originates from the states of Guanajuato, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and Hidalgo, eastern central Mexico. It is found in dry deciduous forests and shrubland on limestone hills, at altitudes of 550 to 2,300 meters.
Description: The blue barrel cactus develops a medium glaucous form, globular when young and columnar in maturity. Stems are ribbed and covered in long golden spines, thick and sharp. Multiple heads are produced, and even solitary species will eventually develop into a large mound. In spring through late summer, the cacti may produce funnel-shaped yellow flowers.
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