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Need help identifying plant!

Posted by crazeh_sunshine (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 27, 08 at 17:39

Hello everyone!

Alright, to straight to the point... I went to Walmart today and ended up picking up a little cactus from the garden section. (I'm still trying to figure out how to get the fake flower off of the top without poking myself full of holes...)

I would really like to know what type it is... the tags weren't very specific at all. YES, I know it's a cactus. How very enlightening! Thank you Walmart!

So if anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it very much!

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RE: Need help identifying plant!

Its a Ferocactus, wouldn't like to say which species.

RE: Need help identifying plant!

Thank you! That's a start. I'll try narrowing it down via Google search now.

RE: Need help identifying plant!

My guess would be Ferocactus emoryi or possibly Ferocactus rectispinus. I think the flower is probably fake and glued on.


RE: Need help identifying plant!

Based on the pictures I've seen, it looks to be the former (emoryi). Thanks a lot for the help!

And yeah, I had to perform some "flower surgery" to get the fake flower off. I couldn't get all the glue though, and there are still remnants of fake flower on there, but I think it'll be fine.

RE: Need help identifying plant!

One website actually lists it as Ferocactus emoryi ssp. rectispinus
But do you really think that's what it is? I only question because the flesh color on yours is very dark and the spines are very red.
The spines look the same though.

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