Plateau Cholla, Opuntia whipplei
Opuntia (Cylindropuntia) whipplei
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Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Blooms in: Spring
Habitat Preferred: Ubiquitous in drier, sandy soil sites in the Verde Valley Area
Photo taken at: Peck's lake, 9/99
Bloom Color: Yellow/Orange/Red - variable
Other Common Names: Deerhorn Cholla
Further Reference & Sources: Andrew Cooper's Cactus Page; "The Cacti of Arizona" or "The Cacti of the United States and Canada" both by Lyman Benson. Thanks to Vonn Watkins and Andrew Cooper for help in IDing this one.
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