|The Beehive Cactus has a round body and
spines that grow radially (instead of sticking out).
you will see Beehives growing in dense clumps (rather than the one
lonely specimen seen in the photo).
Native Americans called the
fruits of these types of cactus "coyote's-paws".
Beehive Cacti grow in rocky, sandy ground in juniper
and ponderosa pine woodlands at elevations between 4700 - 7200 feet. In
early summer, it produces a large pink flower, followed by an oval green
fruit. The fruit of the cactus is edible, but historically has not been
used by people for food, since the small size is not worth the effort to