Prickly Pear Cactus Photo Gallery
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Prickly Pear Cactus Habitat
Little Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia fragilis) is native to the dry open areas throughout the western United States. A hardy cacti, it can thrive in a variety of habitats up to about 8,000 ft.
Prickly Pear Cactus Facts
Dollarjoint Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia chlorotica) is a common species of cacti found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is a blueish-green and can grow up to about 7 ft. For a good chance of seeing a Dollarjoint Prickly Pear thriving in the wild, head to Grand Canyon or Death Valley National Parks.