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Opuntia gosseliniana

Opuntia gosseliniana F.A.C. Weber

Purple Prickly Pear, Violet Pricklypear

Cactaceae (Cactus family)

Synonym(s): Opuntia chlorotica var. gosseliniana, Opuntia violacea var. gosseliniana

USDA Symbol: OPGO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Berrylike.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Stigma lobes green.

Distribution

USA: AZ

Bibliography

Bibref 1171 - The Cactus Family (2001) Anderson, E.F.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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