Plains Pricklypear - Opuntia polyacantha
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems prostrate to ascending; segments flattened, obovate, 4–12 cm long. Spines yellow-brown, 5 to 11 per areole, 1–4 cm long. Flowers with tepals 25–35 mm long. Fruit tan to brown, 15–45 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to SK, south to NM, TX and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.