Desert Christmas Cactus, Opuntia leptocaulis

Desert Christmas Cactus
Opuntia leptocaulis


Joints & Spines


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Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 3' (2.8 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring
Habitat Preferred: Flats, washes, slopes of dry hills
Photo(s) taken at: 5 mi. south of Cottonwood
Bloom Color: Greenish-yellow
Other Common Names:
Origin: Native
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Western Edition Knopf, 1979, 1992

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