Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Can someone identify this cactus?

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Mar 10, 2014 4:15 PM CST

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This is blooming today in my front yard.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Mar 11, 2014 1:01 AM CST
Lovely Hetty! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2014 11:35 AM CST
Could it be a variety of Opuntia humifusa?

Click on photo gallery at upper right to view photo's here: http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3715

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/cactus/opuhum/all....

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OPHU

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Opuntia+humifusa&...
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 13, 2014 11:54 AM CST
Maybe a Ferocactus?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2014 12:51 PM CST
Gee, now that I enlarge the photo and look more closely it doesn't look like it has the paddles of Opuntia. I wonder if Ferocactus are found in SW Florida? I know the Opuntia is native all over the state.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 13, 2014 2:36 PM CST
I didn't know she said it was a native. Ferocactus can be bought a lot of places.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 13, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Not a native. And no paddles; this is a 'ball' type cactus.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 13, 2014 2:55 PM CST
have you ruled out Ferocactus sp., Hetty?
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Name: Joyce
Alamogordo, NM (Zone 7b)
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Cactuspatch
Jul 2, 2014 4:21 AM CST
Definitely a ferocactus but I don't know name. Lovely blooms!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jul 2, 2014 5:34 AM CST
That's what I thought too. nodding
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