Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2687

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on dunes, shell middens, sandhills, dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual or sometimes functionally staminate
Radially symmetrical
Numerous tepals (usually)
Numerous stamens (usually)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Opuntia stricta var. stricta   FAMILY Cactaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Opuntia stricta   FAMILY Cactaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Opuntia stricta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Opuntia stricta

 

COMMON NAME:
erect pricklypear