Taxon  Report   9586    
Opuntia polyacantha  Haw.  var. erinacea  (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) B. D. Parfitt
Grizzlybear pricklypear
Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: Cactaceae  
Genus: Opuntia
Parent: Opuntia polyacantha

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSOpuntia erinacea var. erinacea
JEFOpuntia erinacea var. ursina
JEFOpuntia erinacea var. utahensis
PLANTSOpuntia erinacea
JEFOpuntia polyacantha var. rufispina
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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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/17/2021).