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Opuntia macrorhiza var. macrorhiza

 

Plains Prickly Pear

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusOpuntiaPrickly pears
SpeciesmacrorhizaWith large roots or root stocks
var.macrorhizaWith large roots or root stocks

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Opuntia macrorhiza var. macrorhiza description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)