English Name(s): Peyote, Peyotl, Devil's Root, Dumpling Cactus, Mescal, Mescal Button, Whiskey Cactus.
Related Species: Lophophora fricii.
Max. size: With age single heads of 20 cm are possible, but takes many years. Lophophora fricii usually branch a bit and form large clusters of "buttons".
Skin: Often a dull bluish green, sometimes greyish.
Areoles: Spineless and woolly.
Roots: Large tap root, as in all Lophophora. Large Lophophora fricii may have 20+ cm long tap roots.
Reproduction: Self sterile. Needs 2 plants to successfully fertilize the ovules.
Petal colour: White.
Notes: Lophophora fricii var. albiflora is a L. fricii variety that has a white flower.