Calflora
Taxon  Report   9171 
Opuntia polyacantha  Haw.
Plains pricklypear
Opuntia polyacantha
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
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Opuntia polyacantha
© 2005 Jerry Murray
Opuntia polyacantha
© 2016 Keir Morse
Opuntia polyacantha, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Opuntia polyacantha
© 2005 Jerry Murray
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Opuntia erinacea
More information about  Opuntia polyacantha
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (OPPO)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2017).

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