Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Opuntia phaeacantha Engelmann. Tulip Prickly-pear. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Limestone glades, westwards more general in rocky, sandy, or gravelly soils of open or lightly wooded areas. Dist: KS to CA south to TX and Mexico; disjunct in c. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = FNA4, K3, K4; > Opuntia phaeacantha var. camanchica – GrPl, NcTx; > Opuntia phaeacantha var. major – GrPl, NcTx, Tx; > Opuntia phaeacantha var. phaeacantha – GrPl, Tx

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source
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