The Lace Hedgehog Cactus grows in rocky soils, usually in small colonies or clumps. It usually blooms in April or May in Central Texas, with bright neon colors that attract a lot of pollinators. This particular specimen was located just behind an exercise station along the hike/bike/exercise circuit in suburban greenbelt. The blooms only last for a few days, and deteriorate rapidly. I was fortunate enough to catch this one with its stunning color fairly intact.
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