Taxon  Report   5940    
Opuntia littoralis  (Engelm.) Cockerell
Coast prickly pear,  Coastal pricklypear, Western prickly pear
Opuntia littoralis, 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.
also called Opuntia oricola

Bloom Period
Genus: Opuntia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

JEF other name:
Opuntia oricola

Alternate Names:
JEF: Opuntia occidentalis
JEF: Opuntia semispinosa
ICPN: Opuntia littoralis var. littoralis
More information about  Opuntia littoralis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2019).