Taxon  Report   5935    
Opuntia erinacea  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow  
(no longer an active name)
Grizzlybear pricklypear,  Mojave prickly pear, Old man cactus, Old man prickly pear
Opuntia erinacea, 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.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Genus: Opuntia

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + PLANTS other name:
Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea

NOTE: Opuntia erinacea is no longer an active name.
More information about  Opuntia erinacea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

BONAP Distribution Map

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: Jan 26, 2021).