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Opuntia polyacantha
plains pricklypear Cactus Family
Opuntia polyacantha Cactaceae
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common names
  plains pricklypear
  hairspine cactus
  panhandle pricklypear
  starvation pricklypear
accepted scientific name
  Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
rules for finding collection records
  Opuntia erinacea (291)
  Opuntia polyacantha (3051)
  exclude Opuntia erinacea aurea
  exclude Opuntia erinacea columbiana
family name
  Cactaceae
Image Author: ©2007 Stan Shebs
Image License: CC BY-SA
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Category: Cactus
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 1. to 1.6 inches
Plant Observed 2nd week of February thru end of October

How Likely at this Location (73%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
base map where plant found
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Desert
Grassland
Sand
Rocky
Forest
Riparian
grid lines base