Opuntia macrorhiza var. macrorhiza
Plains Prickly Pear
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Cactaceae||Succulent (water-storing) plants, often spiny|
|Species||macrorhiza||With large roots or root stocks|
|var.||macrorhiza||With large roots or root stocks|
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Opuntia macrorhiza var. macrorhiza description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 20 Nov 2010.
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≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)