Crimson Hedgehog Cactus?
The Crimson Hedgehog Cactus stems are closely packed together, it can keep warm in very cold weather and this also reduces surface area through which it can lose heat.
It grows in deserts.
It has spines.
It grows in clumps.
It doesn't have to have water to make it grow.
The clumps have a few to a hundred stems. The stems of this cactus are shorter and more tightly packed together than other hedgehog cacti.
They use the cool night temperatures to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. During the day they do their photosynthesis, but they keep their stomata closed so they won't lose any moisture.
The Crimson Hedgehog Cactus stems are closely packed together, it can keep warm in very cold weather and this also reduces surface area through which it can lose heat. It plant grows in deserts. It has spines. It grows in clumps. The clumps have a few to a hundred stems. The stems of this cactus are shorter and more tightly packed together than other hedgehog cacti. They use the cool night temperatures to exchange oxygen…
The hedgehog cactus [Echinocereus spp] reproduces naturally by fleshy seeds. The seeds are found in its green to purple berries. They quickly are spread by the fruit's predators, such as birds and rodents. Additionally, the hedgehog cactus may reproduce by having its babies, or offsets, clumped or divided.
the examples of animals are : . Armadillo Lizard Banded Gila Monster Bobcat Coyote Desert Bighorn Sheep Desert Kangaroo Rat Desert Tortoise Javelina Cactus Ferruginoug Pygmy Owl Sonoran Desert Toad Sonoran Pronghorn Antelope Thorny Devil the examples of plants are : Barrel Cactus Brittle Bush Chainfruit Cholla Creosote Bush Crimson Hedgehog Cactus Desert Ironwood Joshua Tree Jumping Cholla Mojave Aster Ocotillo Palo Verde Pancake Prickly Pear Cactus Saguaro Cactus Soaptree Yucca Triangle-leaf Bursage.
The saguaro cactus [Carnegiea gigantea] prefers an elevation range of 600-3,600 feet/180-1,080 meters above sea level. So it isn't a cactus plant of the higher elevations. In contrast is the hedgehog cactus [Echinocereus spp], whose preferred elevations may go as high as 6,900 feet/2,070 meters and beyond.
People may eat cactus body parts wherever the plants are grown. But they're more prone to include them in meals within the plant's native ranges of desert North and Latin America, and of jungle Latin America. For example, Bolivians prepare and eat the Neowerdermannia vorwerkii cactus like potatoes. Mexicans make the ripened pink fruits of the claret cup hedgehog cactus [Echinocereus triglochidiatus] into jam.
There are a number of cactus names under which the plants are grouped. Examples include the Aporocactus spp, with two species of the epiphytic rat's tail cactus. The Ariocarpus spp includes the six species of the living rock or fossil cactus. The Coryphantha spp includes the 60 some species of the beehive cactus. The Echinocereus spp includes the 50 some species of the hedgehog cactus. The Epiphyllum spp includes the 20 species of the orchid…