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Opuntia engelmannii var. cyclodes

 
Opuntia engelmannii var. cyclodes
Cute chubby early seedlings, not yet revealing their cactusness
western prickly pear
Six weeks later, now clearly a cactus
Synonym(s) Opuntia cyclodes
Common name western prickly pear
Family cactaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant

Yellow-flowering species from New Mexico and west Texas. Distinguished by the yellow spines adorning its pads.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence nursery area

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