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Opuntia basilaris

Family: cactaceae
Common name(s): Beavertail Cactus
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 6~8 - 10

General resources

Links for Opuntia basilaris

  • Dave's Garden PlantFiles - Profile page with horticultural basics, and member-contributed photos and comments. (zone 8-10) (36 photos)
  • Denver Botanic Gardens - Description, native range, and cultural requirements. (additional pages for other varieties) (zone 7)
  • - Community-assembled plant profile (3 varieties in database) (6 photos)
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Plant description and characteristics with notes on distribution, culture, and propagation. (16 photos)
  • Las Pilitas Nursery - Catalog page about this California native, with description and horticultural basics. (zone 6-10) (4 photos)
  • NARGS Image Gallery - Photograph(s) contributed by North American Rock Garden Society members. (1 photo)
  • Opuntia Web - Enthusiast's page describes characteristics and natural habitats of the species (and its subspecies, where appropriate). (42 photos)
  • Rob's Plants - Plant profile with basic horticultural information and often personal observations. (zone 6-10?) (1 photo)

Opuntia basilaris var. heilii

Common name(s): beavertail prickly pear


Last updated:20 Dec 2023