Opuntia chlorotica

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 Opuntia chlorotica subsp. var.  Pancake Prickly Pear
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Habit: cacti-succulent
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: SW United States
Exposure: sun
Water: dry
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Opuntia chlorotica is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. It is a species of prickly pear native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Its common names include pancake prickly pear and dollarjoint prickly pear. This cactus is bluish-green and manifests a bushy to erect form that may attain a height of two meters or more.[1][2]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Opuntia chlorotica, Engelm. Pig. 2600 (adapted from Pacific R. R. Report). A compact, upright, moderately branched plant, from 3-6 ft. high, the trunk and main sts. becoming woody and terete, and densely covered with long straw-colored bristles and spines: joints orbicular, somewhat glaucous, 6-10 in. diam.: areoles crowded, with fine, gray wool and very numerous golden yellow bristles of unequal length; spines 3-6, rarely none, on old sts. occasionally 40 or more, unequal angular, golden yellow, deflexed, usually 1 in. or less long: fls. yellow, 2-3 in. diam.: fr. deep purple, moderately bristly, edible, 1½ in. diam., broadly obovate to globose; seeds comparatively small, sometimes sterile. S. W. U. S.

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  1. Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1919. p. 160
  2. Jepson Manual Treatment: Opuntia chlorotica. 1993

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