Coryphantha vivipara 123 (IMG_1397)
Pincushion cactus is the common names for Coryphantha vivipara. Common names are not as useful as they seem, easy to say but often one name will refer several different plants. With botanical names, each name refers to only one plant. These little ‘golf ball’ sized plants are difficult to see in their native habitat, but the brightly colored flowers make them easy to locate. Typically these plants have flowers for about a week or two toward the end of spring.