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Prickly Pear Cactus


Prickly Pear Cactus: Opuntia Polyacantha


High Desert/ Plains


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

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

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