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Echinocereus coccineus male plant in front yard     5/4/22
Looking at these flowers, it's not apparent that these are pure male flowers. The stigmas look fine, among the many pollen-bearing anthers. But, the stigmas and their supporting styles are vestigial I've never gotten a fruit from this plant these several years it's been in my front yard. However, it has been a source of pollen for the two nearby female plants. This plant is probably descendant from plants from the Jarilla Mountains of Southeast New Mexico. Any flower color of E. coccineus is possible from this area.   (01/56)   

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