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Opuntia polyacantha
plains prickly pear Cactus Family
Opuntia polyacantha Cactaceae
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common names
  plains prickly pear
  hair-spine prickly pear
  panhandle prickly pear
  starvation prickly pear
accepted scientific name
  Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
rules for finding collection records
  Opuntia erinacea (293)
  Opuntia polyacantha (3053)
  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 3rd week of February thru 1st week of November

How Likely at this Location (78%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
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