Common Name Strawberry cactus, Fishhook cactus
Latin Name Mammillaria dioica
Native Habitat Southwestern desert and dry slopes from 100 to 4,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None
Height X Width 1 foot x 6 inches
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen, light green
Garden Suitability Songbird, Hummingbird, Sonoran
Ornamental Value White to pink flowers, scarlet fruit
Nature Value Flowers used by bees, fruits eaten by birds and mammals
Native American Uses Fruits eaten raw
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