Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fishhook Red

This is cactus is commonly known as a fishhook cactus or a Ferocactus wislizeni. These cactus have long been improperly also known as a source of water for people lost without water in the desert. But the water or juice of the barrel cactus tastes awful and contains oxalic acid that can cause diarrhea thereby causing loss of water and additional danger.

These lovely cactus bloom in the late Fall instead of in the Spring when most of the other cactus are blooming.

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