Ferocactus wisliezenii - Fishhook Barrel Cactus Flower by Ann Warrenton

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The Fishhook Barrel Cactus is the largest cacti in Arizona.
There are up to 25 vertical ribs. Flowers on old grow are up to 3 inches wide and grow in a ring around the top.
Fruits from the flower can be eaten.. They are easily grown from seeds.
They are a Amonopodial stim succulent. They are one of the most successful and characteristic life forms of the Sonoran desert.

They have a massive yet shallow root system. They have a vault-like water storing body with the greatest volume to surface ratio possible.

A four year old barrel can be only 3 inches high and 2.5 inches wide. They can live up to 130 years

I became interested in photography at an early age, focusing mostly on Macro images. Later, I expanded to a wider range of subjects after discovering the wonderful photographers on Redbubble.

I have been inspired by many excellent photographers here on Redbubble, and have found myself broadening my range in subjects. I do love Macro work, for it brings the small delicate details out in an image. Nature has become even more interesting when viewing it up close.

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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

  • shawie
    shawieabout 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful and delicate flower!! Looks good enough to eat…

  • Thank you, they have a waxy feel to them

    – Ann Warrenton

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 5 years ago

    Beautifully luminescent!

  • Thank you

    – Ann Warrenton

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 5 years ago

    This should be a prize-winner! It’s awesome !!!
    You might like to check out these Groups for it:
    Wildflowers of North Americae/day,
    A Single Flower,
    Cacti and other Succulents,
    American Southwest,
    Spring Blooms, and
    All Things Orange Artwork Gallery.
    Hope this helps it get some of the recognition it merits!

  • Wow, thank you so much and for the group links

    – Ann Warrenton

  • Jon Staniland
    Jon Stanilandabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much, it is an untouched photo. The sun was just right, not to bright

    – Ann Warrenton

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiabout 5 years ago

    Love cactus flowers, beautiful image!!

  • Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment

    – Ann Warrenton

  • Tina Longwell
    Tina Longwellabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous flower and a beauitful capture! Well done!

  • Thank you so much

    – Ann Warrenton

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainabout 5 years ago

    This really is a beautiful flower. Nice Shot.

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  • Thank you, I’m happy you like it

    – Ann Warrenton

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerabout 5 years ago

    This is sooo beautiful, you must have put this one up when I was busy at work!! I love it, never seen a flower like it before!! Instant fave!! :)xxx

  • Thank you

    – Ann Warrenton

  • Debbie Thatcher
    Debbie Thatcheralmost 5 years ago

    I love the colour, it almost looks like coral on a reef. great shot :)

  • Thank you so much

    – Ann Warrenton

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