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Grusonia schottii (Dog cholla)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Grusonia schottii

Grusonia schottii (Engelm.) H. Rob.

Dog Cholla, Big Bend Pricklypear

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Opuntia densispina, Opuntia schottii

USDA Symbol: GRSC6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Fruit Type: Berry

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-10-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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