Taxon  Report   5940    
Opuntia littoralis  (Engelm.) Cockerell
Coast prickly pear,  Coastal pricklypear, Western prickly pear
Opuntia littoralis
© 2003 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Opuntia littoralis
© 2018 Wynn Anderson
Opuntia littoralis
© 2018 Wynn Anderson
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.

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Opuntia littoralis
© 2006 Jennifer Naegele
Genus: Opuntia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Opuntia occidentalis
ICPN: Opuntia semispinosa
ICPN: Opuntia littoralis var. littoralis
More information about  Opuntia littoralis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).