Calflora
Taxon  Report   5926    
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow
Beavertail cactus,  Beavertail pricklypear
Opuntia basilaris, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Opuntia basilaris
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (OPBA2)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2019).