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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Opuntia chlorotica (Pancake Prickly-pear, nopal rastrero)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Opuntia chlorotica

Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
Life Form: cactus,pad
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: long straight spines without sheaths
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: uncommon
Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Opuntia chlorotica (opens in a new tab).


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