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Mountain Ball Cactus

Look for this adorable cactus in dry, open areas of sagebrush or pinyon trees. It can grow at a wide range of elevations and up to 11K feet! This cactus is noticeable because it is almost perfectly round and grow singly or in tightly packed groups. Flowers grow at the top of the cactus and can be white, yellow or pinkish.

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Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Pediocactus simpsonii
Native:Yes
Growing Season:Spring, Summer
Soil Type:Dry, open areas, sagebrush
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Habitat:Foothills, montane
Family:Cactus