Synonym: Ferocactus pilosus, Ferocactus stainesii var. pringlei
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 pringlei is a clumping, columnar cactus with red radial and central spines. The cacti possesses 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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