Synonym: Ferocactus pringlei, Ferocactus stainesii var. pilosus
Common Name: Mexican fire barrel
Origin: Located in the central states of northern Mexico, including Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Coahuila, and Zacatecas, on rocky limestone hillsides.
Description: Ferocactus pilosus is a clumping, columnar cactus with red central and radial spines that are covered in numerous white bristles. The cacti possess prominent, compressed ribs and circular areoles. Red to yellow flowers are formed in late spring to summer on mature specimens receiving adequate sunlight, creating a ring on the top of the plant.
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