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Opuntia atrispina (Border pricklypear)
Cliffe, Harry

Opuntia atrispina

Opuntia atrispina Griffiths

Border Pricklypear

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)


USDA Symbol: opat

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent

Bloom Information

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



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


Record Modified: 2008-07-25
Research By: DEW

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