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Sonoran Desert Plants
Opuntia chlorotica (Pancake prickly-pear)



 Opuntia chlorotica

Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
Life Form: pad cactus
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: long straight
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: rare



"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 582

"Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes", Judy Mielke, 1993, University of Texas Press, Austin
    page 209
    page 207

"Sonoran Desert Plants An Ecological Atlas", Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers and Tony L. Burgess, 1995, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 286

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