Englemann's Hedgehog Cactus; Strawberry Hedgehog
Cave Creek, AZ
March 30, 2005
I knew I was in Arizona a bit early for cactus blooming, so I was thrilled to find the bright pink beauty along a trail at Thunderbird Park. The pistils are a brilliant green which greatly contrasts with fuschia petals. The numerous stamens are loaded with pollen and attract bees.