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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & Bigelow ex Engelm.) Parfitt
Grizzly prickly pear, Grizzlybear pricklypear, Hedgehog prickly pear, Mohave prickly pear, Oldman cactus
USDA Symbol: OPPOE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This cactus forms small, low clumps with erect branches. The pads are thickly covered with long, gray, downward-pointing spines. Flower color varies from rose to yellow depending on variety and the fruit is dry and spiny.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , UT , WA , WY Native Distribution:
S.w. WY to AZ & e. CA Native Habitat:
Desert canyons; dry slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff