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Prickly Pear
Opuntia oricola

Family: Cactaceae (CACTUS).
Other common names: chaparral pricklypear.
Generic common name: PRICKLY PEAR, CHOLLA.

Potrero Road shoulder: coastal sage scrub, June 2007.

Characteristics: Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Woody, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
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Style darker

Usually more erect

Young spines golden (aging gray)

Umbilicus may be deeply depressed

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