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Ferocactus peninsulae var. townsendianus
Townsend Barrel Cactus
An attractive cactus native to desert in Baja California, Mexico. Ferocactus peninsulae var. townsendianus grows a ridged, globular or barrel shaped stem rarely taller than 50 cm that is heavily armed with hooked, reddish brown spines and it presents beautiful, yellow to orange flowers, followed by fleshy, round, yellow fruits. It is a wonderful, highly drought-tolerant ornamental for USDA Zones 9 and above.