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Opuntia genus (Prickly pears)
Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears)

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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: East of Pryor, Mayes County, OK
Photo Date: 5/29/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Stephens County, TX
Photo Date: 5/28/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Big Spring, Howard County, TX
Photo Date: 5/28/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Luna County, NM
Photo Date: 5/25/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Corona de Tucson, Pima County, AZ
Photo Date: 5/24/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Patagonia Lake State Park, Santa Cruz County, AZ
Photo Date: 5/24/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Patagonia Lake State Park, Santa Cruz County, AZ
Photo Date: 5/24/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Santa Cruz County, AZ
Photo Date: 5/24/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Grand Canyon South Rim, Coconino County, AZ
Photo Date: 5/22/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Coconino County, AZ
Photo Date: 5/21/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Zion National Park, Washington County, UT
Photo Date: 5/18/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Zion National Park, Washington County, UT
Photo Date: 5/18/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Zion National Park, Washington County, UT
Photo Date: 5/18/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: St. George, Washington County, UT
Photo Date: 5/16/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Henderson, Clark County, NV
Photo Date: 5/15/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Starr County, TX
Photo Date: 1/23/2022
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa County, CO
Photo Date: 9/16/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Roger Mills County, OK
Photo Date: 6/8/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: San Miguel County, NM
Photo Date: 6/7/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Sandoval County, NM
Photo Date: 6/7/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Sandoval County, NM
Photo Date: 6/7/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Pima County, AZ
Photo Date: 3/25/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Pima County, AZ
Photo Date: 3/23/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Pima County, AZ
Photo Date: 3/23/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Pima County, AZ
Photo Date: 3/20/2021
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Canadian County, OK
Photo Date: 5/31/2014
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Hinton, Caddo County, OK
Photo Date: 5/31/2014
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Mayes County, OK
Photo Date: 10/1/2010
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Dinosaur National Monument, CO
Photo Date: 5/28/2009


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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Little Bear Peak, Alamosa County, CO
Photo Date: 6/27/2004
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Prickly pears
Opuntia genus
Location: Chaffee County, CO
Photo Date: 8/12/2001




Opuntia macrorhiza (plains prickly pear)
Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia macrorhiza (plains prickly pear)

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plains prickly pear
Opuntia macrorhiza
Location: Mayes County, OK
Photo Date: 5/26/2010
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Opuntia tomentosa (Woollyjoint Pricklypear)
Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia tomentosa (Woollyjoint Pricklypear)

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Woollyjoint Pricklypear
Opuntia tomentosa
Location: Queensland, Australia
Photo Date: 9/17/2018




Opuntia spinosibacca
Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia spinosibacca

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Opuntia spinosibacca
Location: Brewster County, TX
Photo Date: 12/25/2013
Remarks: (cactus)
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Opuntia stricta (shell mound pricklypear)
Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia stricta (shell mound pricklypear)

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shell mound pricklypear
Opuntia stricta
Location: Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/20/2011
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Opuntia microdasys (bunny ears)
Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia microdasys (bunny ears)

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bunny ears
Opuntia microdasys
Location: Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM
Photo Date: 6/8/2018
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Opuntia macrocentra (purple prickly pear)
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Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia macrocentra (purple prickly pear)

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purple prickly pear
Opuntia macrocentra
Location: Pima County, AZ
Photo Date: 3/21/2021
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Opuntia austrina (Florida Prickly-Pear)
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Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia austrina (Florida Prickly-Pear)

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Florida Prickly-Pear
Opuntia austrina
Location: Highlands County, FL
Photo Date: 4/25/2021




Opuntia polyacantha erinacea variety (Mojave prickly-pear)
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Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia polyacantha (hairspine prickly-pear) » Opuntia polyacantha erinacea (Mojave prickly-pear)

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Mojave prickly-pear
Opuntia polyacantha erinacea variety
Location: Inyo County, CA
Photo Date: 6/4/2021
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Opuntia tortispina (Twist-spined Pricklypear)
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Life (root) » Plantae (plants) » Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants) » Angiospermae (Flowering Plants) » Magnoliopsida (Dicots) » Caryophyllales (pinks, cactuses, and allies) » Cactaceae (cactus family) » Opuntioideae » Opuntieae » Opuntia (Prickly pears) » Opuntia tortispina (Twist-spined Pricklypear)

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Twist-spined Pricklypear
Opuntia tortispina
Location: Otero County, CO
Photo Date: 6/6/2012
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