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Potts' Prickly Pear

References
Plant Lists: Common Names | Scientific Names

CACTACEAE

Cactus Family
Opuntia macrorhiza subs. pottsii
(Salm-Dyck) U.Guzmán & Mandujano

Photos:
Brewster County, Texas - October 2014
Jeff Davis County, Texas - May 2015

Description

To 1 foot tall, prostrate and spreading to 6 feet in diameter.

Colors

Flowers: Brilliant purple or rose red.

Pads: 6-10 heart to diamond-shaped pads.

Fruits: Green to yellowish to dull red.

Spine: Grayish white to red-brown.

Location

AZ | CO | MO | NE | NM | SD | TX | UT | WY

Northern Mexico

Abbreviation Key

Mobirise
Address

PO Box 916 
Alpine, TX 79831