Anna Ermakova, Ph.D.

Peyote is a small, psychoactive cactus that grows in Mexico and small part of Texas, in the USA. It grows in the Chihuahuan desert and Tamaulipan Thornscrub ecoregions. It is a very slow growing and long-lived cactus, taking more than 10 years to mature from seed. It produces pale pink flowers around March (late Feb–April depending on weather) and has a second flowering period in late summer (usually in August–September), and pink fruits in summer. The seeds are small and brown, and are dispersed by water, wind, and animals… continue reading.

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