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Engelmann's Prickly Pear


Engelmann's Prickly Pear

Engelmann's Prickly Pear  - Opuntia engelmannii

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Sandy's Canyon Trail
Date sighted:  7/04/2009
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Season:  Fall
The 3-inch (7.6 cm) wide flowers are a solid color (yellow, salmon pink, orange, red) with no reddish center. The round, flat, green pads usually have 0 to 6 white (sometimes yellow) spines per areole. Many spines have a dark base. The edible, purple-red fruits are called "tunas".
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