The pinkflower hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus fasciculatus) belongs to Cactaceae (the Cactus family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed in the southern United States and northern Mexico. This herb grows in desert scrubs, semidesert grasslands and interior chaparral, and can reach 15-45 cm in height. The stem is cylindrical to elongate, mostly erect, and green. The ribs are 8 to 10, not distinctly tuberculate. The central spine is usually single, gray to dark brown, 2.5-8 cm long. The radial spines are 11-13 shorter ones, 0.5-2 cm long. The flowers are broadly funnel-form, pink to magenta or reddish purple, 5-6.5 cm in diameter, and bloom in spring. The fruits are green, globose, fleshy, 2-3 cm in diameter, turning red as it ripens. The fruit is edible.