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Plains Pricklypear

Opuntia polyyacantha

Description:

Plains Pricklypear. Low mound of spiny, flat nearly oval joints.Flowers: 2-3" wide, with many petals on upper edge of joints. Spines: 2-3" long, 6-10 per cluster. Height: 3-6" tall.

Habitat:

Open areas on plains, Southwest desert and among pinon and juniper


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2 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 3 years ago

The kind my father gathered for me when I was a girl.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

Very close to Opuntia elatior

Nevada, USA

Lat: 38.93, Long: -114.26

Spotted on Jun 17, 2011
Submitted on Jul 24, 2011

Spotted for mission

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