Barrel Cactus
Ferocactus wizlizenii, Cactus family (Cactacae)
Flowers:Bright yellow or orange waxy blossoms with pointed petals, on top of cactus.
Cactus:Cylindrical, ribbed, with flat, slightly purple, sharply pointed spines. Cactus tends to lean southward, and may grow very wide with ample moisture.
Height: Typically grows to 4'.
Photographed June 14, typically found in sandy desert areas.