Very showy reddish-pink blooms with yellow centres. Flowers to 4 cm diameter, scented, close in the evening. The stem is is succulent, and globular in shape. The leaves have been reduced to sharp spines. Plants appear singly, or in clumps of many plants.
Common, found on dry soil, often on eroded hillsides.
Plant height listed in the guides from 3 to 20 (!) cm. We've measured plants to 4 cm tall.
Took the above photos June 19th top of butte, West Block of Grasslands National Park, 400 km southwest of Regina, and June 19th, on a small prairie hilltop in the Buffalo Grass Eco Reserve, 200 km southeast of our home in Regina, SK.
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