Star Cactus

Status: Endangered

Facts

Size: small, spineless about the size of a tomato

other names: Sea Urchin Cactus, Sand dollar, Sand Dollar Cactus, Star Peyote

Why is it endangered?

Slow growth

Urbanization

Invasive species

Environment

Found in the southern most part of the Texas and Northern Mexico

Star Cactus thrive in rocky, dry soil.

Conservation

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have drafted a Recovery Plan in an attempt to secure the future of this species.