plains prickly pear

Opuntia macrorhiza

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Opuntia macrorhiza is a common and widespread species of cactus with the common names plains prickly pear or twistspine pricklypear or Western pricklypear. It is found throughout the Great Plains of the United States, from Texas to Minnesota, as well as in the desert and Rocky Mountain states from Arizona to Idaho, with sporadic populations in the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. It is also reported from northern Mexico, in the states of Chihuahua, Sonora, Coahuila

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  1. (c) Corban Hemphill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by CH Hemphill, http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/808551
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_macrorhiza

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