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Purple Prickly Pear
Big Bend Prickly Pear

References
Plant Lists: Common Names | Scientific Names

CACTACEAE

Cactus Family
Opuntia macrocentra

Photos:
Brewster County, Texas - January 2015

Description

To 4 feet tall by 5 feet wide.

Colors

Pads: Reddish purple or yellowish green. Purple color increases with drought or cold.

Spines: Spineless or black, reddish brown, black with white tips. On upper edge of pads or upper 1/4 to 1/2.

Very long, thin and flexible.

Flowers: Yellow with red centers.

Location

Big Bend region of Texas.

Abbreviation Key

Mobirise
Address

PO Box 916 
Alpine, TX 79831