Latin name: Ferocactus viridescens (Torrey & A. Gray) Britton & Rose
Pronunciation: fer-oh-KAK-tus vir-id-ES-ens
Common name: Coast barrel cactus
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus)
Habitat: Sandy or rocky areas and on dry hills in coastal sage scrub and valley grassland, mostly from San Diego County to northwest Baja
Blooming period: May to June
Name derivations: 1) Ferocactus 2) viridescens