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Opuntia pusilla (Cockspur prickly pear)
Cressler, Alan

Opuntia pusilla

Opuntia pusilla (Haw.) Haw.

Cockspur Prickly Pear, Drummond's Prickly Pear

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Cactus pusillus, Opuntia drummondii, Opuntia tracyi

USDA Symbol: OPPU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-08-28
Research By: DEW

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