Sabino Canyon by trail to Bear Canyon. 11/17/15.
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Cactus (Cactaceae) family.
The 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide flowers are followed by bright red, 1 inch (2.5 cm) long fruit. Desert rodents eat the ripe fruit. Numerous, grayish, radial spines cover the short stems. The fewer upright central spines are dark colored and curved like fishhooks.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Alongside tram road of Sabino Canyon just before Bluff Trail junction.
Notes: Sabino Canyon Bear Canyon Trail 0.3 mi from Visitor Center. 11/17/15
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