Pincushion cactus – Mammilaria species

Pincushion cactus – Mammilaria species

Description:

Members of this cactus group are round, short, barrel-shaped, and without leaves. Sharp spines cover the entire plant.

Habitat and Distribution:

These cacti are found throughout much of the desert regions of the western United States and parts of Central America.

Edible Parts:

They are a good source of water in the desert.