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, Baja California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Ferocactus
Habitat: vernal-pools

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Ferocactus viridescens var. viridescens
PLANTS: Echinocactus viridescens
More information about  Ferocactus viridescens
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2019).