This form of the ubiquitous Echinocereus triglochidiatus is a low-elevation clumping species that is widely distributed in the southwestern US. It is hardy to cold and extreme heat and is a landscape plant in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The short cylindrical stems are light green in color and lined with ribs with sparse white spines. The flowers are orange-red with a lighter center. These plants are rooted offsets in 3-gallon pots.