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Distribution by County   9876    
Echinocactus polycephalus  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow
Cottontop cactus
Echinocactus polycephalus is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Record Count by County

Imperial: 17 Kern: 6 San Bernardino: 125
Inyo: 182 Riverside: 24 San Diego: 7

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 02/22/2024).