Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
plains prickly-pear,  more...
[Opuntia compressa var. grandiflora J.F.Macbr.,  more]
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Hugh H. Iltis  
Etymology: Opuntia: Greek name used by Pliny for a different plant which grew around the town of Opus in Greece
Plants: prostrate/spreading/erect, perennial, spiny shrub forming mats up to 5' wide; stems joints very flat and difficult to detach, pads broadly oval
Leaves: usually with several spines together
Flowers: yellow, sometimes with a red center, 7 or more-parted, up to 3" wide; blooms May-July
Fruits: red-purple, fleshy, wingless, juicy, edible; seeds disc-like with rough, corky edges seed drawing
Habitat: dry; prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Hugh H. Iltis  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Paul Drobot  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Aaron_Carlson  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Derek Anderson  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Hugh H. Iltis  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Paul Drobot  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Aaron Carlson  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Aaron_Carlson  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Aaron_Carlson  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Derek Anderson  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Paul Drobot  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Paul Drobot  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Aaron Carlson  
Opuntia macrorhiza image
Aaron_Carlson  
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