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