All park resources, including cactus and other succulents, are protected. It is illegal to pick flowers and seeds, or remove plants from the park.
Scientific Name: Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Scientific Name: Yucca harrimaniae
Plains Prickly Pear
Scientific Name: Opuntia polyacantha
Small-Flower Fishhook Cactus
Scientific Name: Sclerocactus whipplei
Description: This barrel-shaped cactus was named for the 0.5–3 in (1.3–7.6 cm) long spines that are hooked at the tip like a fishhook. The flowers are up to 2 in (5 cm) wide and are pink, white, or yellow.
Last updated: February 14, 2021