Cacti / Desert Succulents

Pricly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus

NPS, G. Wagner

The Pipestone National Monument's Sioux quartzite prairie supports two species of cacti. The rocky outcrops and shallow soil along the cliffline areas provide the Plains Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia macrorhiza) with a niche with little competition for resources. The Prickly Pear cactus blooms for a short time in early July, displaying beautiful and fragile looking yellow flowers.


Family
Common Name Scientific Name
Cactaceae
Prickly Pear Opuntia macrorhiza
Brittle Prickly Pear Opuntia fragilis

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