Buckhorn Cholla


Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
Common Name: Buckhorn Cholla
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Duration: Perennial
Size: Up to 7 feet
Growth Form: Shrub
Flower Color: Bright yellow to bronze to brick red
Flowering Season: May to June.
Threatened/Endangered Information:   Salvage restricted status in Arizona.

Comments: Dry woody joints make handicrafts, stem ash was applied to burns or cuts, taken for stomach troubles, the fruits was gathered and eaten fresh or dried, pit roasted, and baked for food.