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At one time most cacti were called Echinocactus but now this genus consist of only six slow -growing species from the U. S. and Mexico.
When in flower, they produce a ring of open-faced flowers ranging from golden yellow to purple-red on the plant's crown.
The smaller ones are globular shaped and the larger ones are barrel-shaped.
The Barrel Cactus is some times refered to as the
Golden Barre l 05/23/03
Twisted Barrel 06/24/02
Fish HookBarrel 06/24/02