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Cylindropuntia wolfii

Cylindropuntia wolfii (L.D. Benson) J. Rebman

Wolf Cholla, Wolf's Opuntia

Cactaceae (Cactus family)

Synonym(s): Opuntia echinocarpa var. wolfii, Opuntia wolfii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Berrylike, grayish tan.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Stigma lobes cream.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cylindropuntia wolfii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cylindropuntia wolfii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cylindropuntia wolfii


Record Modified: 2019-08-21
Research By: CBR

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