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Prickly Pear Cactus

Description:

Prickly Pear Cactus: Opuntia Polyacantha

Habitat:

High Desert/ Plains

Notes:

One of two varieties of Prickly Pear Cactus found in Southern Colorado. This type has bunches of spines growing from each point and close together. Pads are 6-10" in diameter. Flowers can ranbe from pink and magenta to yellow and are large in relation to the pad size.


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La Junta, Colorado

Lat: 37.66, Long: -103.57

Spotted on Apr 23, 2010
Submitted on Apr 23, 2010

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