|Claret Cup Cactus is a member of the
plant grows to 6 inches in height and has green to bluish-green stems
to 1.5 inches in diameter with 9-10 ribs and spines to 2.5 inches in
length. The plant
typically grows in crowded clumps open, rocky areas at elevations between
4000 - 9000 feet.
The Claret Cup Cactus is also
known as: claret cup hedgehog, mound cactus and king's cup cactus.
Claret Cup Cactus blooms between May - July and
produces red to red-orange cup shaped flowers with a bright green
stigma in the center to 1.5 inches in width.
Flowers are followed by a 1 inch fruit.