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hedgehog cactus

noun
1.
any of various rounded, usually spiny cacti of the genus Echinocereus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having bell-shaped flowers that close at night.
Origin of hedgehog cactus
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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  • When feeding, javelina prefer succulents such as prickly pear, barrel and hedgehog cactus.
  • Expect to see more desert plants: yuccas, agaves, prickly pear and hedgehog cactus.

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