Calflora
Taxon  Report   3575    
Ferocactus viridescens  (Torr. & A. Gray) Britton & Rose
San diego barrel cactus,   San diego barrelcactus
Ferocactus viridescens, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, and also found in Baja California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(217 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Cactaceae  
Genus: Ferocactus

Habitat: vernal-pools

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSEchinocactus viridescens
JEFFerocactus viridescens var. viridescens
More information about  Ferocactus viridescens

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/18/2021).