Claret Cup Hedgehog cactus / Mojave mound / Echinocereus triglochidiatus, Utah, USA.
Echinocereus triglochidiatus (common name Claret Cup Hedgehog, Mojave mound cactus, or Kingcup cactus) is native to southwest USA and northern Mexico. Echinocerens is from the Greek echinos, meaning a hedgehog, and cereus meaning a wax taper. triglochidialus means "three barbed bristles" and refers to the straight spines arranged in clusters of three. Photographed on Slickrock Foot Trail, in Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download