Pincushion (Fishhook)
Mammillaria microcarpa, Cactus family (Cactaceae)
Flowers: Pink star-like flowers, to 1" wide, in a ring around top of cactus..
Cactus: Small cactus, grayish green with rounded top, usually several cylinder shapes clustered tightly together, with spines shaped like a fishhook.
Height: Grows to 6".
Photographed Sept. 15, in Superstition Mountain area.
Typically found in dry desert, sheltered by small bushes.